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[Cookie Elf File] 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 3: Cranberry Sugar Cookies
December 05, 2015
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Feature: Day 3 - Cranberry Sugar Cookies: Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe for Kids and Families

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Cranberry Sugar Cookies are an a variation of the traditional sugar cookie recipe (made with butter, flour, and sugar) … with 3 little tweaks.
  1. Convenience. It calls for a quick bread or muffin mix rather than measured ingredients from scratch. By using a mix, you save time and mess.
  2. Flavor. The added cranberry tang offers a surprising twist to the traditional rich, buttery flavor associated with most sugar cookie recipes.
  3. Time. Typically, sugar cookie dough is rolled out on the work surface and then cut into shapes using cookie cutters. This recipe calls for cookie dough to be rolled into small balls and pressed down, producing round cookies.
The recipe is just a tad different than traditional sugar cookie version, but it’s a simple (and flavorful) way to enjoy sugar cookies.

Prep time: 5-20 minutes
Bake time: 7-10 minutes
Makes 3-4 dozen cookies

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To Help You Make the Cookies In This Issue

In case you don’t have these in your kitchen already, here are some baking tools you need to make the recipes in this issue!

Pillsbury Cranberry Quick Bread & Muffin Mix 15.6 oz StarPack Christmas Cookie Cutters Set (18 Piece) - Favorite Holiday Shapes

More Easy Sugar Cookies for Christmas

Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe: a Classic! Funfetti Sugar Cookies: Easy Cake Mix Recipe Swedish Almond Cookies: Amazing Rolled Sugar Cookie Danish Butter Crunch Cookies: Sugar Cookies that Double as Bars

That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

The Cookie Elf

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