Sweet & Simple Cranberry, Pecan, and White Chocolate Cookies

by Joanne on January 2, 2010

The title is a little “off” when referring to my cookies.  My cookies should be called “Cranberry and Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies”.  You see, I have been putting nuts in everything I’ve baked throughout the holiday season.  This cookie was going to be different. 


The original recipe can be found here …


Apple Crumbles version used 2/3 cup flour + 1/2 tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp salt + 2/3 cup Simply Granola with Cranberries (the granola was instead of 1/3 c Rolled oats).

DSC_2574.NEF Mix all of the above in a bowl.  Then cream the 1/2 c butter + 1/4 cup brown sugar (reduced from 1/3c in original recipe) + 1/2 cup granulated sugar.  Now add 1 egg + 1 tsp vanilla.  Mix in the 1/3 cup dried cranberries and 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips.

DSC_2576.NEF Bake for 12 – 15 minutes in a 350 F oven. 

The result was not a pretty cookie. 

DSC_2585.NEF But the best part was that it tasted SO GOOD!  

With a little work, it ended up playing the part of a nice “give away” cookie. 

DSC_2592.NEFThanks Maria and Rosie for another terrific recipe from Sweet & Simple Bakes.


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  • At 2010.01.02 09:41, Hannah said:

    Oh wow… Thin and crispy cookies don’t usually do it for me, but I do believe I would make an exception for these…. 😉

    Happy New Year!

    • At 2010.01.03 07:01, Karine said:

      Your cookies look amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

      • At 2010.01.08 22:57, usha said:

        your cookies look great.. I prefer chewy ones to crisp cookies

        • At 2010.01.09 08:38, sugar plum said:

          Good looking pretty cookies ….

          • At 2010.01.09 09:16, Joanne said:

            Thanks. I liked these cookies but they weren’t one of my favorites because, as Usha said, my preference is chewy as well.

            • At 2010.01.09 12:26, Jennifer K said:

              Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Although your cookies turned out thin and crisp, they still look really good to me. I guess you could dip them in coffee but I could just eat them as is.

              • At 2010.01.09 20:50, Chaya said:

                Using granola for oats is a great idea. I either have to make it or find one that is gluten free and kosher. I liked this cookie and so did hubby. That makes it a success.

                • At 2010.01.09 23:32, Dips said:

                  Great job ! They were perfect for holiday goodie packages for sure…

                  • At 2010.01.10 00:19, Tessa said:

                    I agree these cookies definately were good – I got an announcement of this from my hubby as he was eating them off the pan. Unfortunately, I have no pictures… camera mishap. Thanks for baking with us pictures or not!

                    • At 2010.01.10 08:13, Choclette said:

                      Great idea using granola instead of oats – bet they tasted good.

                      • At 2010.01.10 10:07, natalia said:

                        How lovely aand crisp your cookies are !!

                        • At 2010.01.10 13:04, Chele said:

                          I love how you managed to change the recipe so much. The finished product looks just as wonderful as the original. Well done ;0)

                          • At 2010.01.16 11:27, Mark said:

                            Great idea to use granola.


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