By akgrown on July 03, 2006
Photo by GaylaJ
Photo by GaylaJ
"These are a holiday favorite at our house. Moist cake-like cookies with lots finely chopped fresh cranberries. The Lemon Glaze is a must and really compliments these cookies."
Serving Size: 1 (41 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 48
"These cookies are delicious and are a "must try" for cranberry lovers. They are moist and full of wonderful flavors, and the glaze really adds that extra touch. Just remember to glaze the cookies while they are still warm, as the recipe directs; I forgot to glaze the first pan right away and found out that they glaze much more nicely if you remember to brush it on while they are still warm. I glazed the rest of the cookies as soon as I transferred them from the baking pans to cooling racks. I made per recipe and don't think anything at all needs to be added or changed, but next time I think I'll add some chopped walnuts--I just think they'd be a great addition here. Everyone who tasted these cookies loved them. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!"
"Great recipe! There are two ways to think of these cookies: As festive holiday cookies, or as healthy year-round oatmeal cookies. Ingredient proportions are correct, lemon glaze adds "zing." Highly recommended."
"These were a very tasty little cookie, but they weren't quite as successful for me as they were for everyone else, and I'm not sure why. I followed this recipe exactly as posted, using fresh cranberries. The dough seemed to me a little too soft and it was. The cookies spread out very thin when baked and were too soft to remove from the baking sheet. A lot of them broke in half when I attempted to do so, and I really had to let them cool before trying. The glaze actually added to the softness, so I ended up with a tinful of delicious, but crumbled, cookies. I do want to try this again and see if I have better luck. Thanks for shairng."
"Made these yummy cookies today and we were pleased with how they turned out. They make very pretty oatmeal cookies with the pieces of bright red cranberry in them. DH really liked them; however, I found them to be a bit too sweet for my tastes even without the glaze. I think next time I would use less brown sugar. Made for Sweet December tag, December, 2013."
"This recipe is tough for me to review. First off, I was wanting to use up about 11/4 cups frozen cranberries. I halved the recipe but use decided to use the full 11/4 and then I blew it when chopping the cranberries. My FP was dirty and I was too lazy to wash it before starting the recipe, so I decided to use my blender and then proceeded to pulverize the cranberries, so much for that idea. Anyway, I went ahead with the recipe, adding some white chocolate chips. I had to bake them about 14 mins. just to get to the point where they looked cooked. I tried one and they were kind of cakey, but the flavor was really good. I let the next batch sit on the pan a little longer and those ended up soft but not cakey and sooooo goood! I'm writing this recipe in detail just because I would like to make these again, in the same way, because we liked them so much. But, I plan on making these as stated in the recipe too. Thanks for sharing, I'm glad to have found this keeper recipe."
"These are delicious! I was pleased to see an easy recipe with fresh cranberries. I wondered about the absence of vanilla, and added a touch of salt and 1/4 cup of chocolate chunks and !/3 cup of broken walnuts just to give them a little more texture. Also followed with the lemon glaze."
"Now I have 2 favorite Cranberry cookie recipes! My other is a white chocolate with oats and dried cranberries. I had a little over 1cup of fresh cranberries hanging around and found this recipe to try. I halved the recipe, they turned out great! I used quick oats not sure which were recommended, I did have to refrigerate my batter due to lack of time so the batter sat a few hours-old fashion oats may have been better since I waited to bake. Either way still super yummy! love the lemon glaze and the fresh cranberries! Thanks!"
"Turned out great! Made a number of modification though: I loved this recipe b/c it was one of the few i could find that called for FRESH cranberries. I followed the recipe except left out all the spices (felt they'd conflict with the fresh tartness of the berries and orange zest) and folded in 3/4 cup white chocolate chips at the end. Mine ended up baking a good 20 minutes. Came out perfect: sweet and tart!"
"I LOVE THEESE COOKIES! I made them exactly as written for Christmas cookies. Everybody loved them. I took them to both family's & to a cookie exchange party. I just joined weight watchers & wanted to make these cookies sooo bad. I looked around to try & find some substitutions to make it a little "healthier". Originally I was going to try & replace the sugar with splenda, then realized it is just brown sugar. So instead I replaced the butter with Greek yogurt. The batter is really thin when you get it all together. If you let it sit for about 10 min it thickens up a bit. I was really worried but it turned out really great! The only thing I would do differently next time would be to add a little salt. Weight wat hers points went from 4 pts each to 2 pts each."
"I had a ton of left over cranberries from Thanksgiving so I gave these a try. They came out like very soft oatmeal cookies with bursts of cranberries in every bite. Very delicious and highly recommended!"
"Thess are really, really good. I love a cookie that's not overly sweet. The glaze is a must. I added lemon zest to the glaze & the shine from the glaze on the cookie makes them very pretty. I can't wait for my mom to try them. (I've had 3 already) but who's counting. Please try these."
"Ok...so i love cooking however baking isn't my fav...with that said I have NO idea why in the world I would try and mess with this recipe...i did lol...but it ended up a 5 star creation...next time I would make it exactly like your recipe! I agree the lemon glaze is mandatory!!! Thanks so much for posting this...to give a hint...my cookies came out red! Very Holiday festive lol!!!"
"These are delicious! I had to use twice the amount of lemon glaze though. I used Meyer lemons, so maybe they are a bit smaller than your average lemon. I also added lemon zest to the glaze. So YUMMY!"