Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I usually make these during the Christmas season. I entered this recipe into a Readers Digest Christmas cookie contest and received an honorable mention.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a very large bowl combine butter and brown and white sugar; cream together Add eggs, water and vanilla and blend well.
  2. Combine flour, salt and baking soda and add slowly to the butter mixture blending well (mixture will be very thick).
  3. Add cranberries and nuts.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

The grown-ups loved them, but the kids thought they were too sour. I couldn't leave them alone, which is probably not a good thing for me.The cookies I made were soft and delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

FarmMama January 06, 2010

These cookies where okay. I prefer to eat soft cookies and this cookie seemed to be pretty crunchy. All though, the quests that I had made them for had mixed feelings. Some completly enjoyed these while others did not. Thank you Faith77

Faith77 January 10, 2003

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