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


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  • 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)
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla ( iused almond extract)
  • 1 c
    fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts or pecans (optional)

How to Make Cranberry Cookie Bars ~


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    Grease a 9 X 13 inch pan.
  2. In a bowl sift together sifted flour, baking powder and salt. (Yes sift the flour before measuring it)
  3. In a second bowl , cream butter and both sugars.
    Add eggs one at a time, beating until fluffy.
    Add vanilla. (or almond flavoring)
  4. Blend in dry ingredients. Stir in chopped cranberries and nuts.
    Spread in greased pan.
  5. Bake 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.

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About Cranberry Cookie Bars ~

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

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