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Cranberry Muffin Top Christmas Cookies

Christmas Eve I went cookie crazy and made a whole bunch of different types of cookies. The most popular being the Cranberry Walnut Cookies. They were described as having the texture of a muffin top. Ergo, a Cranberry Walnut Muffin Top Cookie!

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1 Cup Shortening 1 Cup Sugar
1 Egg 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups Flour 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt 2 Cups Chopped Frozen Cranberries
1 Cup Chocolate Chips 3/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts
1 Tablespoon Shortening


1. In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Then beat in the egg and vanilla.


2. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt. Then add it into the sugar mix.


3. Lastly, add in the chopped cranberries and the walnuts.




4. Spoon out a tablespoon scooper to measure out the batter and placed them on parchment paper to put into the oven. Bake it at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. You want the cookie to turn slightly brown on the edges.


When the cookies are out of the oven and cooled, microwave the chocolate chips and the shortening for 30 seconds to melt the chips. Then dip the cookies, or drizzle the chocolate on top. I also used confectioners sugar to top the cookies and all three were fantastic!





This made about 4 dozen cookies and we are still making our way through them. They are delicious and stay really well. You can also freeze them easily to keep them even longer. I found this recipe in a book and modified it a bit to turn it into these delicious bites. The cranberry idea really jumped out at me.


Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Cookies

These are the yummy cookies that I made for the cookie swap. I have made a similar batch to these in the past, but switched it up a little bit and increased the batter size by a ton, to make 4 dozen cookies. YUM.

Whole Wheat, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies



2 Sticks of Butter 2 Cups Dark Brown Sugar
1 Cup White Sugar 2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Water 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour 1 Tsp Salt
2 1/2 Cups Rolled Oats 1 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
2 Cups Dried Cranberries  1 Tsp Baking Powder



1. In a large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and white sugar.



2. One at a time, beat in the eggs, vanilla then water.



3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Then add it into the wet mixture.



4. Lastly, add in the rolled oats, chocolate chips and dried cranberries.



Cook them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. You want to spray the pan before you place the cookie dough on them OR you can just layer tin foil on the cookie sheet and eliminate a step in cleaning up! That’s what I did and it made making multiple dozens of cookies much easier. All I had to do was take the cookies off, throw away the tin foil and replace it with a new one 🙂

This recipe makes 4 dozen cookies!



They did turn out really well.



I promise to branch out  from this in the future! I’m ‘making some cookies later this week, and they will NOT be anything like this…I swear 🙂