Macadamia Cranberry Cookies

Maggie ^O^


A Holiday tradition at our house.

These make a great give-a-way gift.

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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
1 1/4 c
diced salted macadamia nuts (or salted pecans)
1 1/2 c
dried craisins
1 c
white chocolate chips


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

Cool and enjoy !

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