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We're sorry we can't bring you cookies in person, but here is a recipe you can make at home.


Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies



  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate (from bars, or use dark chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pecans (toasted pieces)
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks (large)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (for dough)
  • All-purpose flour (for work surface)
  • Butter (softened, optional, for pans)



  1. Chop the chocolate if using bars. Coarsely chop the cranberries, and chop the pecans, if pieces are large. Set aside in a mixing bowl.
  2. Combine the butter, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Beat with a hand mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating until smooth after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
  4. Gradually add the flour with the mixer on low, beating until almost combined. Add the chocolate, cranberries and pecans and mix until just combined.
  5. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface, and divide in half. Shape each half into a log, about 9 inches long. Wrap logs in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until firm, about one hour, or up to a few days.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or grease with butter.
  7. Cut the logs into 1/2-inch slices. Arrange slices on the prepared baking sheets about 1/2 inch apart.
  8. Bake the cookies on upper-middle and lower-middle racks of oven, switching pan positions halfway through cook time, until barely starting to brown at edges and set in middle, 13-15 minutes.
  9. Check to see that cookies are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.
  10. Transfer baking sheets to a cooling rack. Serve cookies warm or at room temperature.

Makes 36 servings

Recipe submitted by Rocky Brown, Project Manager