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Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Cookies

From NESTLE

Servings 36 cookies

 Enjoy the rich flavors in these Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Cookies. Perfect for snacks and great for entertaining, too.

 

INGREDIENTS

1 cup vegetable shortening

1 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups OCEAN SPRAY Fresh or Frozen Cranberries, coarsely chopped

1 1/3 cups (8 ounces) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

1 1/4 cups chopped nuts

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheets.

2.Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Beat vegetable shortening and sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and egg; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture until a soft mixture forms. Stir in cranberries. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.

3.Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

4.Melt morsels in uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 20 second intervals, stirring until smooth. Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate and then into nuts. Allow chocolate to dry completely.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at verybestbaking.com