Christmas Sandies

These cookies get bright color and a burst of tart-sweet flavor from finely chopped cranberries and a bit of lemon peel.

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3.5 by 44 people

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  • Makes: about 144 1/2-inch cookies; 72 3/4-inch cookies; or 36 1-inch cookies
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Bake: 10 mins to 15 mins 350°F

Christmas Sandies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar. Beat until combined, scraping bowl. Beat in vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in cranberries, lemon peel, and any remaining flour (use your hands to work in flour, if mixture seems crumbly).
  2. Shape mixture into 1/2-, 3/4-,or 1-inch balls. Roll dough balls in nonpareils. Arrange balls 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes for about 1/2-inch balls, 13 minutes for 3/4-inch balls, or 15 minutes for 1-inch balls, or until bottoms of cookies are light brown. Transfer to wire racks and let cool.

From the Test Kitchen

Place dried cranberries in a food processor. Cover and process until finely chopped. Or finely chop cranberries by hand.

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Nutrition Facts (Christmas Sandies)

  • Per serving:
  • 96 kcal ,
  • 5 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat ,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 1 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 14 mg chol. ,
  • 37 mg sodium ,
  • 12 g carb. ,
  • 0 g fiber ,
  • 6 g sugar ,
  • 0 g pro.
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44 Ratings
55 Days Ago
I've never had a miss with this recipe! Both of my kids beg me to make these all the time. Great for the holidays or when you just want a festive treat :)
724 Days Ago
These are a holiday staple in my house! When I'm pressed for time I roll the dough into logs, slice them and just sprinkle the slices with the sugars. The rolling makes pretty cookies, but it stains my hands!
1456 Days Ago
I don't know if it was my error or not, but I was not happy with the way these cookies turned out. Although very easy to make, I found them very dry (kind of like having a mouth full of saltines and no water) and they left an odd aftertaste. Hopefully others have a better outcome.

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