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Carob and Cranberry Cookies

I still have to avoid chocolate. Which as you can imagine, is tough during the Christmas season. With the fudge. The hot chocolate. The brownies. It is pure torture. However, it did just get a little easier with these carob and cranberry cookies. They are sweet. Chewy. And spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg making them perfect for Christmas.

Carob chips have been a lifesaver for me ever since I found out it bothers Kellan when I eat chocolate. Carob, if you don’t know, is extracted from the carob bean and is often used as a subsitute for chocolate. It’s not quite as sweet as chocolate but I find carob chips just as scrumptious as chocolate chips. You can find them in health food stores. I bought mine at Whole Foods. With that said, if you can’t find carob chips or just don’t want to use them, semi-sweet chocolate chips would work well in this recipe.

carob cranberry cookies on santa plate.

Carob and Cranberry Cookies

Spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg these chewy carob and cranberry cookies are perfect for Christmas.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 3 Servings

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup dried sweetened cranberries
  • 1 cup carob chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cooking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar together until fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl after adding each egg. Beat in vanilla.
  • In another bowl whisk flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Slowly beat dry ingredients into butter mixture.
  • Fold in cranberries and carob chips.
  • Drop rounded tablespoonful onto prepared cooking sheet. Bake in preheated oven 10 - 12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Allow to cool slightly on the cooking sheet. Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely. Serve.

Notes

Enjoy!
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  • Reply
    Ann
    April 3, 2022 at 8:25 am

    5 stars
    These were great. The cranberries add an extra zip. I did put the dough in the fridge for an hour, I have trouble with flat cookies frequently. Have a cup of tea and a cookie!

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      Deseree
      April 3, 2022 at 9:31 pm

      So happy to hear that, Ann! They would be great with tea!

  • Reply
    Deseree
    December 8, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks guys! Stephen- It’s Irish but neither Ryan nor I have an ounce of Irish in us. We just liked the name :)

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    StephenC
    December 8, 2012 at 10:30 am

    I am slightly dismayed at the number of sweets being blogged during December. It’s my problem; I don’t eat sweets all that much, and I rarely bake. But these cookies with carob (ate a lot of it many years ago) and cranberries (love them) are as tempting as anything I’ve seen recently. Bookmarked!!! The name Kellan seems vaguely Irish or Welsh. Is it either?

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
    December 7, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Love this! And that plate is so cute!

  • Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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