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Cranberry Nut Cookie Recipe

If you can't find dried cranberries, you can make these with mincemeat as an alternative to mince pies.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert & Bakery
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies


  • 75 grams butter Lurpak
  • 150 grams caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 250 grams plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 50 grams dried cranberries finely chopped
  • 50 grams walnuts finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown muscovado sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk


  • In a large bowl (I use a Kitchenaid mixer), cream together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt and add to the mixture.
  • Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.
  • In a small bowl, combine cranberries, walnuts and orange zest.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine brown sugar and milk.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface into a square.
  • Spread the brown sugar and milk mixture over the dough.
  • Sprinkle the cranberry and nut mixture over the dough.
  • Roll dough tightly (like a swiss roll). Wrap in baking parchment and chill overnight.
  • Slice roll into 1/4 inch slices and bake at 170 C until edges are light brown.