Holiday Cranberry Cookie Recipe

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This cranberry cookie recipe is so good that you just have to give it a try. If you are looking for Holiday cookies recipes, then this one is a must. Around Thanksgiving, fresh cranberries are in the stores, making these cookies a perfect choice.

cranberry cookies recipe This cranberry cookie recipe is very easy to follow. The holiday cookies taste great since you have a great combination of sour and sweet.

The cranberry filling is relatively thin, giving the cookies just a touch of sourness.

I really hope that you will enjoy this delicious cranberry Thanksgiving cookies recipe.

Cranberry Cookie Recipe

For the cranberry filling:
• 8 oz (225 grams) fresh cranberries
• 2/3 cup (130 grams) sugar
• 3 tablespoons water
For the easy cookies dough:
• 2 cups (300 grams) of flour
• 2 tablespoons of corn starch (20 grams). You can substitute with potato starch.
• 1/4 tablespoon of salt
• 1 cup of butter (226 grams), at room temperature
• 1/3 cup (70 grams) light brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C)

Prepare the easy cranberry cookies:
• Clean the cranberries, discard the spoiled ones.
• Place the cranberries in a small sauce pot together with sugar and the water.
• Cook on medium heat until the mixture resembles a thick sauce. Take it off the heat.
• Mix the flour, cornstarch, and salt in a medium size bowl.
• In your mixing bowl, cream the butter until smooth and add the sugar. Beat until well combined.
• Add the vanilla extract, and mix well.
• Add the flour mixture and gently mix it.
• Press 2/3 of the dough onto a 9x9 inch form (23 x 23 cm). If you don't have a form like that, you can draw a 9 x 9 inch square on parchment paper and place it on a cookie sheet. You can then easily spread the dough onto the square.
• Smear the dough with the cranberry filling and crumble the remaining dough with your fingers on top of the filling.
• With your palm, press slightly the crumbs into the filling.
• Bake at 375°F (190°C) for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
• Take it out from the oven and cut in 16 squares while the cake is still hot. Enjoy!

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Here are the homemade cake recipe comments written by my visitors:

Jan 22, 2011
Did you enjoy this easy cake recipe? YES
Were the directions easy to follow? YES

Irena from the Poland wrote: “Instead of cranberry jam you can use as well another jam like black currant one. I add some chopped almonds to the jam and then it is even tastier.”

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