Holiday Cranberry Chocolate Cookies Recipe

These holiday cookies are just what Santa ordered! Full of chocolate, fruit, and nuts, they are a complete treat all-in-one. Best served for the holidays, but thoroughly enjoyed year-round.

Ingredients:

½ cup butter, softened
or ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 egg
and 1 tablespoon vanilla
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
or ½ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup dried cranberries
½ cup chocolate chips
and  ½ cup chopped toasted pecans, optional

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease two baking sheets.

2) In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars together until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat.

3) In a separate large bowl, stir together flour, pumpkin pie spice, and baking soda; add to egg mixture and stir to combine. Fold in cranberries, chocolate chips, and pecans.

4) Drop batter by the teaspoon onto prepared sheets, leaving 1-inch spaces between each cookie. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until cookies are just golden. Cool slightly and serve.

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