Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

I love this cookie! From Pillsbury's Bakeoff Cookie book.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine everything except cranberry sauce. Blend well.
  2. Stir in cranberries, mixing thoroughly.
  3. Chill dough at least one hour.
  4. Shape into balls. Coat with additional sugar. Put on ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake at 375 for 12-15 min; watch them because time will depend on the size. Recipe calls for a "rounded teaspoon". I usually make my cookies bigger than that.
  6. When done, remove from cookie sheet immediately.


Most Helpful

Definitely had to make these at the last minute for a cookie/candy bake sale I had over the last 2 days, & your cookies were A GREAT SUCCESS! I could hardly sack them up fast enough! I loved (as did others!) the nice combo of cranberry & ginger! Thanks so much for a recipe that I'll be making again, especially during the winter holidays! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]

Sydney Mike October 05, 2008

These smell wonderful and taste great, but do not sub butter for shortening! Even though my dough was very well-chilled, they ran like crazy, off my pans and into the oven. It was my sub that did it, not the fault of the recipe at all. If I used butter again, I'd reduce to 1/2 cup. We all picked at and enjoyed the cookie remains. Not overly spicy, love the flavor from the cranberry sauce. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for PAC Fall 2007.

LonghornMama October 14, 2007

I made these for PAC and they turned out GREAT!!! While they were baking my kids kept coming up saying something smells so good....I knew that was a good sign! I only let the first batch chill for about an hour so they were still a little sticky while I was shaping them into the balls but the cookie turned out perfectly! Exactly the kind of cookie I love! The spices blend very well together and the addition of the cranberry sauce makes them even better. I will be making these again!

Andeey October 11, 2006

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