Macadamia Cranberry Cookies

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Maggie M
from In The Kitchen, OH

A Holiday tradition at our house. These make a great give-a-way gift.

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
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How To Make

  • 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.
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