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[Cookie Elf File #443] 12 Days of Easy Christmas Cookies #10-Cranberry Drop Cookies - Colorful!
December 17, 2021
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File … and to easy cookie recipes! Now as the holidays get close it’s time for our traditional 12 Days of Easy Christmas Cookies recipes.

On Day 10, a flash of red cranberries and a bit of white coconut make Cranberry Drop Cookies Recipe - perfect for Christmas. Enjoy!

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Feature: 12 Days of Easy Christmas Cookies #10 - Cranberry Drop Cookies Recipe Is Perfect for Christmas

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This Cranberry Drop Cookies recipe is a variation of traditional oatmeal drop cookies. It’s sweet with bite – and pretty to look at, with bits of dried cranberries and coconut flakes.

There are two ways to make sure these cookies are not lumpy. First, use quick oats rather than whole oats and chopped, dried cranberries or Craisins® rather than whole berries.

Second, be aware that thick cookie dough like this does not always spread easily in the short amount of time that cookies require to bake. Flatten the scoops of cookie dough with your fingers, the heel of your hand, or the bottom of a drinking glass to help the cookies bake evenly.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 10-11 minutes
Makes about 5 dozen cookies

Get the full Cranberry Drop Cookies recipe… and check out our Drop Cookies Pinterest board for more drop cookie variations

Cookie Baking Tip: Freeze Cranberries for Easy Chopping

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See more helpful cookie baking tips on The Elf’s Baking Tips Pinterest Board .

Plan Now for a Meaningful Christmas

The Un-Santa Book is packed with ideas for celebrating the Christmas season in fun ways that teach about the gift of God's Son.

It's filled with fun, meaningful Christmas activities for your kids, homeschool group, class, or event - with reproducibles!

You can even use the book to host a complete festival or sponsor a unique holiday event or simply doing Christmas crafts with kids during this special time of year. Good gift idea, too! Learn more.

Just Drop It! Fun Gifts for Making Drop Cookies

Make drop cookies that are uniform size! Cookie scoops from Cake Boss, Oxo, Baker's Secret Save mess with one of our faves! Silicone baking mats by Genround and others Cool it. Cook Ware Stackable Baking Rack and other cooling racks for drop cookies

More Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes with Cranberries

Cranberry Caramel Date Bars: Luscious, Easy Bar Cookie RecipeCranberry Walnut Squares: Easy Cookie Recipe with Fresh CranberriesEasy Drop Cookie: White Chocolate Chip Cranberry CookiesCranberry Almond Biscotti: Low-Carb, Low- Fat Italian Cookie Recipe

That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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