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Dried cherries would be equally delicious in place of the cranberries.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

30 mins
2 hrs 40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place cranberries and bourbon in a small bowl; cover and let stand for 1 hour (do not drain).

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl beat the butter for 30 seconds. Add the sugars and beat until combined. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add the flour, oats, and baking soda; beat until combined. Stir in the chocolate, nuts, and cranberry mixture. Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls and arrange 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Using your thumb, make an indent in the center of each ball. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove cookie sheet to a wire rack. Use the rounded side a teaspoon measure to repress the indents and carefully press in edges, if necessary, to reshape cookies. Cool 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

  • Fill each cookie center with ganache. Let stand until slightly firm or chill 10 to 15 minutes until firm. sprinkle with salt, if desired.

Bourbon Ganache:

Place 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces in a small heat-proof bowl; set aside. In a small saucepan bring 1 cup whipping cream just to simmering. Pour over chocolate; let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Stir in 1 tablespoon bourbon and stir to combine. Let stand 15 minutes to thicken slightly.

Nutrition Facts

176 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 22mg; saturated fat 6g; carbohydrates 21g; mono fat 3g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 13g; protein 2g; vitamin a 214.2IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.5mg; folate 13.5mcg; sodium 64mg; potassium 67mg; calcium 15mg; iron 1mg.