Cranberry-Coconut Chews

"The most delicious cookies I have ever tasted! The coconut and orange zest make this the perfect special holiday cookie! I saw this recipe in an advertisment for Challenge Butter and I wanted to try a new cookie for the holidays...out of about a dozen different types of cookies I bake each year, these were and are the BEST! And you don't have to make them very big, they make great bite size treats as well! *Recipe developed by Sunset Magazine Test Kitchens for Baking with Challenge"
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6 dozen cookies




  • In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat 1½ cups butter, sugar, orange peel, and vanilla until smooth. Beat in egg, until well blended.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture, stir to mix, then beat on low speed until dough comes together, about 5 minutes (see notes). Mix in cranberries and coconut.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on buttered 12" x 15" baking sheets.
  • Bake in a 350°F regular or convection oven until cookie edges just begin to brown, 11 to 15 minutes (shorter baking time will yield a chewier cookie; longer baking time will yield a crispier cookie). If baking two sheets at once in one oven, switch their positions halfway through baking. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then use a wide spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.
  • NOTES: The mixture may look dry until it comes together as a dough. If its too crumbly to form into balls, the dough need to be mixed longer; it should be a smooth homogeneous mass.

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  1. these are fabulous cookies, i got the recipe from sunset magazine a number of years ago and they are always an amazing hit.
  2. This cookie is now on my Christmas cookie list! They are the perfect taste of cranberries and Christmas cookie. I'm sure I'll be passing out the recipe when family gets together for Christmas. Thank you!



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