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Cran-Orange and Date-Nut Cookies

Prize-Winning Recipe 2006! Bite into a chewy cookie chock-full of fruit, nuts, coconut and candy.

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  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 42

1/3
cup dried cranberries
1/4
cup chopped orange slice candy
1/4
cup coarsely chopped dates
2
tablespoons fresh orange juice
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1
egg
1
cup chopped pistachio nuts
1/2
cup flaked coconut

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, stir together cranberries, chopped candy, dates and orange juice; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir together cookie mix, flour, cinnamon and ginger. Stir in butter, orange peel and egg until dough forms. Stir in cranberry mixture, pistachio nuts and coconut until thoroughly mixed. On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Store in tightly covered container.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

This recipe was one of fifteen winners in the 2006 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest. More than $10,000 was awarded!

Use a spring-loaded scoop to make quick work out of dropping cookie dough. The cookies will be the same size so they'll bake evenly and for the same time.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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