Double Chocolate Cranberry Cookies (Crowd Size)

Sweetened dried cranberries, pecans and a drizzling of vanilla glaze make these festive holiday cookies as good as any from an upscale bakery.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 48
 

Ingredients

4
cups Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
1
cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1
cup white chocolate chunks or white vanilla baking chips
2
teaspoons vegetable oil

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in cranberries and pecans. Work with half of dough at a time; refrigerate remaining dough until needed.
  • 2 Drop dough by well-rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 13 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave white chocolate chunks and oil on High 30 seconds. Stir; if necessary, microwave 10 to 15 seconds longer until smooth. Place melted chocolate in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut 1/8-inch hole in bottom corner of bag.
  • 5 Squeeze bag gently to drizzle white chocolate over cookies. Let stand until white chocolate is set, about 40 minutes. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in cranberries and pecans. Work with half of dough at a time; refrigerate remaining dough until needed.
  • 2 Drop dough by well-rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 13 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave white chocolate chunks and oil on High 30 seconds. Stir; if necessary, microwave 10 to 15 seconds longer until smooth. Place melted chocolate in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut 1/8-inch hole in bottom corner of bag.
  • 5 Squeeze bag gently to drizzle white chocolate over cookies. Let stand until white chocolate is set, about 40 minutes. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Dried cherries and macadamia nuts can be used in place of the dried cranberries and pecans.

Nutritional information

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.