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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 Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 161 kcal


  • 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.
Keyword cranberry cookies