Cranberry Cookie Bars ~

Carol Junkins


Always looking for more recipes for Cranberries !!! Found this one in my Cape Cod cookbook. It is very good !
I only had a 13 1/2 by 9 1/2 inch glass baking pan, sooo they would be thicker in a regular 13x9" pan. Hope you enjoy ~ could try using other fruits, such as blueberries which is what I am going to try next time I make this !

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13 x 9 inch pan
10 Min
25 Min


1 1/2 c
sifted all purpose flour (sift before measuriing)
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
butter or margarine
1 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar (packed)
1 tsp
vanilla ( iused almond extract)
1 c
fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
1/2 c
walnuts or pecans (optional)


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1Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease a 9 X 13 inch pan.

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2In a bowl sift together sifted flour, baking powder and salt. (Yes sift the flour before measuring it)

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3In a second bowl , cream butter and both sugars.
Add eggs one at a time, beating until fluffy.
Add vanilla. (or almond flavoring)

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4Blend in dry ingredients. Stir in chopped cranberries and nuts.
Spread in greased pan.

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5Bake 30 minutes. When cool, cut into bars. Do not overbake ( Mine only took 24 minutes) because of the amount of sugar, cookie dough tends to become hard and stick to the pan if overbaked.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy