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Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cranberry Drops


Here's another interesting and easy drop cookie recipe for Peanut Butter Cranberry Drops.

What makes it interesting is that is pairs peanut butter with cranberries.

What makes it easy is that it all starts with a package of refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough.

Can't get too much simpler than that!

This recipe calls for iced cookies - which complements the cookie flavors perfectly, but of course you can always choose to leave the icing off.

Or, if you have picky eaters, ice some and leave some plain - the choice is yours.

But be warned, the icing is made with cranberry juice and it really adds to the flavor the dried cranberries give to these peanutty drop cookies.

Peanut Butter Cranberry Drops

Peanut Butter Cranberry Drops

Peanut Butter Cranberry Drops Recipe

  • 1 (18-ounce) package refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cranberry juice
  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
  2. In a large resealable plastic bag combine the cookie dough, peanuts, cranberries and flour; seal the bag.
  3. Using your hands, squeeze and knead dough mixture together in the bag until combined.
  4. Remove dough from bag.
  5. Drop cookie dough by rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are golden brown around the edges.
  7. Remove sheet from oven and let cookies stand for 1 minute; then transfer to wire racks and cool slightly.
  8. To mix icing:
    In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar and cranberry juice until smooth.
  9. Spoon icing over tops of warm cookies.
  10. Cool completely on wire racks.

This recipe yields about 36 Peanut Butter Cranberry Drops

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