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Delicious! White chocolate and craisins are a perfect combination in these cookies. I didn't have any brandy so I used 1 tablespoon orange juice with no problems. Thanks Kim for sharing this cookie recipe which I will be making often during the fall/Christmas season.

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ellie_ October 26, 2003

Very good! The brandy adds a special touch. Mine spread out more than the cookies pictured. So the next time I made them, I added an additional 1/4 cup of flour, and that took care of the spreading issue. Delicious!

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Hazeleyes November 17, 2014

Love these cookies. I used vanilla extract instead of brandy and they were wonderful! I also used a full cup of white choc chips. My husband said they were the best cookies I've ever made. Thanks for the recipe!!

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Mommy G February 26, 2010

As always, I lined my sheet pans with parchment paper instead of greasing. Because the recipe doesn't specify with exactly what type of "spoonful" to drop the batter, I assumed it was a teaspoon and, thusly, got a bit more than 2 dozen cookies (about 32). I substituted vanilla extract for the brandy because I didn't have any, decreased the amount of cranberries to 3/4 cup, and increased the amount of white chocolate chips to 1 1/4 cups. They baked for about 13 minutes. Delicious cookies! This recipe is a keeper.

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Lynn in MA December 10, 2014

I substituted 1T almond extract instead of using brandy. I also added 1/2 tsp salt. I bet the sugar could be cut down a bit. But I'm very happy with the results I had!

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Baker gurl March 26, 2013

Thanks for posting a dried cranberry cookie that doesn't require oatmeal! I am home on a 'snow day' and wanted to make holiday cookies, but have no oatmeal. I did decrease sugar, but it was the brown as I didn't have enough (did 1/4 brown and 1/2 c white). I also added another egg (2 medium) as it was pretty dry dough. I mixed approx. 1/2 tsp cinnamon in, rolled into balls and didn't squoosh them at all. They are perfect for my cookie platter.

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*Petunia* December 10, 2012

These were incredibly good! My daughter helped me make them for her Great Grandfather's birthday. I don't have Brandy on hand, but did have Bourbon and they are so good! The batter is a little thick, so we shaped and flattened them a bit and they baked for about 18 minutes.

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pro home chef February 17, 2012

Really great cookie recipe! I also used OJ in lieu of brandy because that's what I had. I had to cock the cookies a little longer than suggested, but they turned out lovely!

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fairestoneofall February 09, 2010

Wonderful cookies! I did cut the white sugar to 1/4 cup and next time will leave it out completely. The Craisins and white chocolate provide plenty of sweetness. I also substituted orange juice for the brandy. Definitely a cookie I'll make again!

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lwalker270 December 23, 2009

I followed Coffee Bean's suggestion of cutting out the white sugar altogether (since I don't like very sweet cookies) and the sweetness level was just right. Used amaretto instead of brandy with great effect. My only problem was that the cookies never spread and flattened, I felt like there was too much flour and not enough liquid for it to manage it. Despite this, the cookies taste wonderful, they're just bulkier!

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translucent_anatomy December 16, 2009
White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies