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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Real Cranberries

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Real Cranberries and Chocolate Chips in a cookie that makes a delicious sweet-tangy combination! Great for the holidays! Or anytime!
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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 42
Calories: 139

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon orange rind
  • 12 ounces (1½ cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use 2 cups)
  • 2 cups cranberries fresh or frozen ( I use 3 cups)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375º.
  • Spray or grease cookie sheet pans or use parchment paper.
  • With a mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, sugar, and light brown sugar until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat it well.
  • On low speed, mix in the flour and baking soda until a dough is formed.
  • On low speed, add the chocolate chips, cranberries, and orange rind for just a few seconds. Do not over beat or the dough will turn pink!
  • Use a # 40-size cookie scoop (2 tablespoons) to put round balls of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, keeping them two inches apart.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges.
  • Place the cookie sheets on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes then remove the cookies to the wire rack to finish cooling. You may have wipe down the cookie spatula a few times since the cranberries sometimes make the edges of the cookie spatula sticky.
  • Store the cookies covered at room temperature.

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VARIATIONS:  *  Use any chocolate chips you like!     * You can add some chopped nuts, raisins, or other dried fruit!
Nutrition
Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg