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Cranberry-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

cranberry-chocolate chunk cookies Dessert
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 28

There must have been some magic baking up in the Betty Crocker Kitchens when this recipe was developed, because this deceptively simple cookie is about to steal the show (and your heart). Perfect for bake sales, book clubs, Christmas cookie exchanges and anything in between, this genius recipe will disappear in almost the same short amount of time it takes to make them—maybe even faster. To keep it simple, we started with Betty Crocker’s sugar cookie mix, added a few heaps of dark chocolate chunks, tossed in dried cranberries and for a dazzling finish we sprinkled these confections with coarse sparkling sugar. We could have picked a different dried fruit, but the sweet-tart cranberries balance out the rich dark chocolate so perfectly that we’d say this combination is a match made in flavor heaven. Plus, with just 20 minutes of prep, you can make this always-impressive cookie in almost no time flat! MORE+ LESS-

Updated October 22, 2019
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Ingredients

1
pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
Butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch for drop cookies
1
bag (6 oz) 70% cacao bittersweet chocolate chunks (about 1 1/4 cups)
3/4
cup dried cranberries
2
teaspoons coarse sparkling white sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2
    Make dough as directed on pouch for drop cookies. Stir in chocolate chunks and cranberries. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle sugar on tops.
  • 3
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store in airtight container.

Expert Tips

  • 70% cacao bittersweet chocolate chunks give this recipe its premium flavor and texture.
  • Using a cookie scoop makes quick work of dropping the cookie dough. It also ensures cookies will be the same size and will bake the same length of time. Use a #40 scoop to make 1 1/2-inch balls, using about 2 tablespoons dough each.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
13g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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