The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013 : Cranberry Brown Sugar Cookies

Some of you may recall how I took part in this wonderful cookie exchange (the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap) in 2012 when I introduced Cherry Limeade Sugar Cookies to the world. I will admit, those are still some of my favorite cookies to make and if I could reuse a recipe I would have made them again for a new batch of friends! Time must change though and so must recipes and so I tried a new idea and must admit, it wasn’t half bad!

Cranberry Brown Sugar Cookies

Cranberry Brown Sugar Cookies

What you will need:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 cups dried cranberries
  • optional: 1-2 cups white chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, baking soda and baking powder)
  2. In a separate bowl or stand mixer, mix together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla
  3. Add the dry ingredients slowly to the mixer, making sure everything blends nicely
  4. Allow to refrigerate over night
  5. Remove dough from refrigerator and while you work it with your hands, blend in the dried cranberries
  6. Using a spoon, cookie scoop or other device, place round balls onto a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes
  7. Allow to cool before serving, if desired melt 1-2 cups white chocolate chips and pipe into a bag to drizzle on top of the cookies

Makes approx. 3 dozen cookies

Comments AKA Learn about The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap:


The 3rd Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is hosted by Lindsay of Love & Olive Oil and Julie of The Little Kitchen.  Their idea is to “bring together food bloggers from around the world in celebration of all things scrumptious”. Sounds awesome, right? Essentially you sign up (and if you qualify) you then pay your $4 donation (tax deductible) and send a dozen cookies to three different people, they each send you their own dozen and then everyone posts their yummy recipes on the grand reveal day! It’s not ALL about the food though (which is why you donate the $4). You see, once again TGFBCS along with three other brands, OXO,Gold Medal Flour, and Dixie Crystals, partnered with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. They EACH matched donations and as a result raised $13,778.40 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Not too shabby for a bunch of people who just wanna bake and eat cookies, huh?

I sent cookies to Becca of It’s Yummi! and Stephanie of The Tip Toe Fairy. Becca sent me some of the most amazing shortbread cookies I have ever tasted and Stephanie sent some chocolate pudding cookies. I wasn’t able to eat them, but my friends and coworkers all said they were fabulous!

Think you’re interested in joining in 2014? Well headed on over here and place your name on the list to receive email updates. Worried about signing up because of food allergies? HELLO do you even READ my blog? If I can take part, I sorta think anyone can take part.

See you in 2014!

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