Double-Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Sweetened dried cranberries, pecans and a drizzling of vanilla glaze make these festive holiday cookies as good as any from an upscale bakery.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/4
cup chopped pecans
1/2
cup white chocolate chunks or white vanilla baking chips
1
teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in cranberries and pecans. Onto ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by well-rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.
  • 2 Bake 9 to 13 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, microwave white chocolate chunks and oil on High 30 to 45 seconds, stiring oncer; until melted and smooth. Place melted chocolate in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut 1/8-inch hole in bottom corner of bag. Squeeze bag gently to drizzle white chocolate over cookies. Plaved on waxed paper; Let stand until set. Store tightly covered between sheets of waxed paper.

Expert Tips

Dried cherries and macadamia nuts can be used in place of the dried cranberries and pecans.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.