Macadamia Cranberry Cookies

Maggie ^O^

By
@LovingMyKitchen

A Holiday tradition at our house.

These make a great give-a-way gift.


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 1/2 c
ap flour
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 c
butter - softened
1 c
light brown sugar
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 pkg
instant vanilla pudding mix - small size - 6 servings
1 1/2 tsp
pure vanilla
3
eggs
1 1/4 c
diced salted macadamia nuts (or salted pecans)
1 1/2 c
dried craisins
1 c
white chocolate chips

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375
2
Combine flour and baking soda in small bowl and seet aside
3
Mix butter and brown sugar until well combined. Add granulated and sugar and blend well. Add pudding mix and blend thoroughly.
4
Add eggs one at a time and mix well.
5
Gradually add flour mixture until thoroughly combined.
6
Stir in nuts, craisins and chocolate chips.
7
Drop by teaspoonful (for small cookies) or Tablespoonful (for large cookies) onto ungreased cookie sheet setting them about 2" apart to allow for spreading.
8
Bake for 8 - 12 minutes depending on the size you chose.

Cool and enjoy !
9
NOTES:

I have found that the instant vanilla flavor works best. Using other flavors I found the cookies to be a bit dry. If you want a chocolate flavor dough I would add a bit of cocoa to the mixture.

I prefer salted nuts as they add a nice dimension to the finished product. I use macadamia nuts for their unique flavor and crunch, but pecans are very tasty also.

I love dried cranberries in this recipe, however, I did make them one time with dried cherries and they were delicious! Feel free to exchange the craisins for cherries or apricots or whatever floats your boat !

The chips can be semi-sweet, milk chocolate or white chocolate - it's all a matter of preference.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American