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Cranberry Citrus Cookies

I found a cookie on the grocery store shelves that has become a favorite in the past few years...a combination of lemon and cranberries and a little crunch. Here's my copykat version...a little different but with the same flavours.

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar (icing sugar)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried cranberries
  1. Combine granulated sugar, icing sugar, butter and shortening in mixing bowl.  Beat.
  2. Add egg and vanilla. 
  3. Beat at high speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, lemon zest and salt.
  5. Beat on low speed until soft dough forms.
  6. Stir in cranberries.
  7. Chill until firm.
  8. Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls and place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Flatten balls with bottom of drinking glasses.  Dip glass into granulated sugar to prevent sticking.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.
  11. Yield: 3 1/2 dozen cookies 


  1. Oh, these look so yummy! Love the lemon/cranberry combo~

  2. We don't generally buy store bought cookies, but my mom sent us some of those and we love them. So excited to have a homemade version! Thank you so much! Making them tomorrow and sending them to our boy who is deploying today. Looks like they will travel well. Thank you!

  3. The combination of lemon and cranberry sounds delicious.
    Please, is there any way to buy an autographed copy of the cookbook?
    Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm, VA

  4. Hmmmm, those look and sound delicious.

  5. Just makes me want to rush out and get lemons tonight. Won't do that, but will definitely put these on my list for this week.

  6. Just finished making these. They turned out really well, and they're not going to last long!!

  7. I made these today. They are delicious! I am going to use the basic cookie recipe here as base for others--maybe mint chocolate chip! Thanks for this recipe.


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