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These were really really good. I used bourbon instead of brandy cause I had it. I would use more cranberries and more white chocolate though.
I found this recepie by chance and decided to try. Now my whole family is nuts about these cookies. I also baked it with dark chocolate chunks from Trader Joe’s. They are great even without any brandy. Be careful, they are addictive!
Left the cranberries soaking for a full day, and the resulting batch of cookies —
well, put it this way. My husband said he needs to ‘save us’ from the cookies and ‘volunteered’ to take them away from us all. This was whilst he was finishing the first cookie and reaching for the second…
I have made this recipe at least a half dozen times since Christmas for family and friends. These cookies are FANTASTIC! Every single person who’s tried them raves about them and requests another batch. Easy and utterly delicious. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, Garrett.
Has anyone tried this recipe with dark chocolate chips instead of white?
I have. It is awesome. Use semisweet chocolate. ~Garrett
Yum! I’ve been scouring this site for cranberry recipes since i bought two huge bagfuls of them at costco :P
My husband loves oatmeal cookies so I reduced the flour to 1 1/4 cup and added 3 cups of rolled oats. (kind of like Elise’s oatmeal raisin cookies)
Since I wanted to use fresh cranberries instead of dried and I didn’t have any brandy on hand, I soaked the cranberries in a few teaspoons of sugar and bourbon. Ended up adding a few additional teaspoons of bourbon to the dough to make incorporating the oats easier.
I already made double batches of cranberry relish and spicy cranberry sauce..onto sparkling cranberries on 101cookbooks. :D
Thanks for sharing!
Why is the baking soda added separately, and not mixed into and then added with the other dry ingredients? Something to do with the alcohol content?
Nope. Adding it separately makes the cookies softer. Not sure of the chemical process as to why but my tests seem to always point this way. ~Garrett
These cookies are the BEST! I use Southern Comfort and soak the cranberries usually for 2 days before making the cookies. They seem to come out moister that way.
I made these and really enjoyed them. The next time however, I will marinate them longer and use less white chocolate chips. They were really good.
I just tried these with fresh cranberries and out brandying them, they are DElicious :)
I didn’t have brandy at home so I used some rum and it turned out beautifully. Great cookies!
What if I want to use fresh cranberries? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
Never tried them. Give it a shot and let us know how it turns out. =) ~Garrett
Great receipe but instead of brandy I used an aged dark rum (Ron Zacapa). Since this rum has a heaving brown sugar and vanilla note I cut back the vanilla. I also put a dash of cinnamon in. They turned out amazing.
I was hugely disappointed in what I thought from the reviews would be a great cookie. While the essential flavor was good, they were too cakey for me. I prefer a crisp cookie and these were not. Mine didn’t look anything like the picture. No one ate them which is too bad because I hate to waste food and money.
For a crispier cookie, bake them longer. =) ~Garrett
Whole family raved about them.
I didn’t use any brandy at all as we didn’t have any.
Still turned out wonderfully.
Thanks for the recipe.
I’ve made these cookies twice between Christmas and Inauguaration day. DELICOUS. They have officially been added to the cookie arsenal. I’ve made them with pecans and without. Equally tasty.
Would I be able to use pistoles in place of chips?
You mean the chocolate gold coins? I don’t see why not, just break them up a bit. It will be a different cookie than the one listed here that uses white chocolate. ~Elise
These are terrific cookies. So good that I wondered if the recipe could be transformed to make similar muffins.
And Merry Christmas, Elise!
I love these cookies! They taste fantastic! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Okay, so here I am baking cookies for our annual Christmas Cookie Party. I’ve made so far the chocolate peppermint, the heath bar and I have the almond crescents waiting on deck.
I just pulled these cookies out of the oven and oh my gosh! I don’t even like white chocolate, frankly I think it is a waste of calories, not enough intensity for me. But I thought the cookie party gals would like them. However, these cookies are awesome!! With the other recipes (all good don’t get me wrong!) I’ve baked 3 dozen of each and then put the rest of the dough in the freezer.
These however, I’m baking the whole recipe! Run don’t walk to the market to get the ingredients for these cookies. BTW, I must have nuts in my cookies, so I added some chopped pecans.
Wonderful, thank you!