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Classic Holiday Cranberry Cookies Recipe

This classic holiday cranberry cookies recipe will become a holiday favorite. They're crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside for that perfect cookie texture.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 161kcal


  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3.4-oz. package of vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup dried cranberries


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, pudding mix, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and butter, until it creates a creamy mixture.
  • Add one of the eggs and incorporate it well. Then add the second egg and do the same.
  • Next add the baking soda and gradually adding the flour, slowly blend the mixture.
  • Pour and fold in the cranberries. Then drop a spoonful of the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet. Repeat until cookie sheet is full, leaving at least an inch between cookies.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.