They tasted OK but the cookies were pink as someone in this thread descibed earlier, and you didn't get the piquant little bits of cranberry scattered throughout the sweeter dough. Just added to the rustic character of the cookie. Today's Recipe I'm confused about the total baking time- are you saying to bake for 10 minutes, then rotate the baking sheets, then bake for 10 more minutes? Contact Us I made these using dried cranberries and they were a really big hit . These are DELICIOUS! Added the tablespoon of water, used much softer butter and a brand new KitchenAid mixer. Jessica, I've never heard of fried cranberries. Do Not Sell My Personal Information Bake 15 to 17 minutes. Been making these since Howard showcased this recipe. as the recipe states. You don't really want and juice/water from the berries. Wonderful cookies. We don't know if the butter is too soft, not soft enough, or maybe we're not mixing it long enough. Thank you! https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/frosted-cranberry-drop-cookies They were the perfect size for putting on Christmas cookie trays. What did I do wrong? I changed to another baking sheet and dropped the dough by large tbs. I like this because you can make the dough in a short time, and then whip up the cookies later or even the next day. Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site. Place 1 dozen at a time on ungreased cookie sheets. I'd probably use a little less if I were to use dried cranberries. Mine burned up into charcoal! Whipped Shortbread Drop Cookies. 12 Days of Christmas Cookies: A Free eCookbook From Mr. Food, Cookie Jar Favorites: 35 of Our Best Cookie Recipes, 12 Days of Christmas Cookies II: More Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes You'll Love. My only other suggestion would be to let the berries completely thaw, rinse and dry out an hour or so before chopping. Gayle, you can make them with dried cranberries. December 22, 2016 by Patti Estep 112 Comments. Did you by chance mean frozen? Yum! MR. FOOD TEST KITCHEN, the "Mr. Food Test Kitchen" oval, and OOH IT'S SO GOOD!! I don't know what I did wrong but these cookies were flat as a pancake. Glad to hear it Nica. Cookies got very brown on the bottom. Gail, most baking recipes call for unsalted butter but to be honest I almost always use salted. Login | Register. Great idea! Thanks for your help. Thank you Annie for this wonderful comment. Advertise on MrFood.com I agree with erichard - I used a smaller cookie scoop and they were DONE in 9 minutes. Made them two times. Jenn, I'm so glad you like the cookie recipe. I really like the tart taste and less sugar is always a bonus as long as the taste is there. https://www.momontimeout.com/cranberry-orange-shortbread-cookies-recipe Thanks for sharing your experience and information Beth. You may be able to find frozen cranberries any time of year, but why not buy a couple of extra bags now, and toss them into the freezer, while they are still in season. We've made the correction above! hello! They eventually set up nice, but really give out when bitten into. It really helps the cookies bake evenly. Maybe my oven has gone bad, but I tried reducing time and temp and they still burned. Home > Cookies > Cranberry Shortbread Drops, You must be logged in to add a private note. Patti, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This would be a wonderful year round recipe. —Deborah Biggs, Omaha, Nebraska Just an experiment. It gave me a pretty decent approximation of the appropriate temperature. Once you mix up the dough you need to refrigerate it in logs. I’m so bummed because they look amazing! My son said the crumble would be good on ice cream so I guess that is what I will do with it. I agree using pecans would make these taste like Pecan Sandies. Had to make more 2 days later. We are sorry. I also advise that you chop the cranberries as finely as possible within reason (i.e., before they thaw or turn into a cranberry mush) because otherwise the dough may come apart while you're rolling it into logs or slicing it because the pieces of cranberry are too large and thus not well enough Incorporated in the dough. Thanks much. The result was amazing, and I felt good about using the fresh cranberries because it cut down on the sugar content. Simply delicious! I have made them with frozen cranberries twice since then and my recommendation is to take half of them out of the freezer and chop those, then put the chopped ones in the freezer while you chop the other half of the one cup of cranberries. I haven't done it but many recipes use them. I've also learned after looking it up today, before I put together a batch of these cookies for a going away party for a friend using cranberries I'd had in my freezer since the winter holidays, that it's REALLY important to have the butter at room temperature. Terms of Service I love the combination of cranberries, chocolate and walnuts. That's fine but they typically are loaded with sugar and not as tart. Move the top cookie sheet to the bottom rack and the one on the bottom to the top. They were just right, 8 1/2 would have been perfect! Using dried cranberries is very common but I like fresh. Let us know how to this recipe turns out for you, we would love to hear your feedback. They disappear quickly. Ovens do vary so you can experiment with less time and see how they turn out.