Snow Storm Cranberry & Chocolate Cookies

Atlanta Snow Storm 2011

Feb 21, 2011 by

When I’m stressed I bake. When I’m bored I bake. One year I spent all summer making cheesecakes. It was an intense summer but my friends loved me.

During the 2011 Atlanta Snow Storm it was cookies and wine time. Cranberry & Chocolate Cookies are one of my favs. I really like how the tartness of the cranberries play against  th the sweetness and richness of great chocolate.

A few weeks ago I participated in a food tweet chat and won Scharffen Berger chocolate.  I am now a believer in using the very best ingredients you can afford .. especially when it comes to chocolate!

Girlfriends, especially for you here is my …

Snow Storm Cranberry & Chocolate Cookies Recipe


1 cup butter – softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon real vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

¼ tsp grated nutmeg

½ – 1 cup really good chocolate (add more or less depending on your preference)

1 to 1 ½ cups dried cranberries (add more or less depending on your preference)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
3. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
4. Mix in the eggs (one at a time) and the vanilla.
5. Mix in the flour mixture slowly and gently.
6. Stir in the chocolate and cranberries
7. Drop cookies by teaspoon(for )or tablespoon (for large) onto a parchment or silicon baking mat (you’ll thank me for this one). Place about two inches apart. They cookies will spread.

8. Bake Time: 8-10 minutes for teaspoon size or 12-14 minutes for tablespoon size. Times will vary depending on your oven

9. Let cool about 1 to 2 minutes and place on cooling rack.

The dough can be frozen once. Plastic wrap tightly.

Enjoy! but take care they can be addictive.
Let me know how they came out and how you added your own special touches.

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  1. Marianne .. these look really festive w/ red of the cranberries.

  2. Yum…one can never have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes, right?!

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