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Cranberry Noel Cookies

Cranberry Noel Cookies are a delicious combination of cranberry, pecan and coconut loaded in a dough similar to shortbread and perfect for day 3 of cookie week! The method is simple and then they are a slice and bake cookie!

How to make Cranberry Noel Cookies

To start the dough, cream together the butter and sugar. You can do this with a stand mixer or hand mixer. Then, add the milk and vanilla extract. Mix to combine. Last, add the salt, flour, pecans, and cranberries. Stir well. Dough will begin to come together.

Split dough in half and roll each into an 8″ log and roll in coconut. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to firm up dough.


Once the dough is chilled you can unwrap and slice it. Cut into approximately 1/2″ wide slices. Place on baking sheet. You can put them fairly close because they will not expand much.


Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Cool for a minute on the baking sheet and then move to a wire rack to continue cooling. Enjoy!


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Looking for more holiday cookie recipes? Here are some for you to check out: Italian Cookies, Cream Cheese Logs, Chocolate Pretzel Bark, Reindeer Poop Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, Chocolate Crinkles and Snickerdoodles.

Cranberry Noel Cookies
Yield: 36

Cranberry Noel Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Cranberries, pecans and coconut cookies that are similar in taste and texture to shortbread!


  • 2 sticks of butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup coconut, for rolling


  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Add milk and vanilla. Stir well.
  3. Add flour, salt, pecans, cranberries, and coconut. Mix until dough forms.
  4. Split dough in half.
  5. Roll into 8” logs. Roll in coconut.
  6. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  7. Cut into 1/3- 1/2” slices (about 18 cookies per log).
  8. Bake at 350 degrees about 15-20 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
  9. Cool on wire rack.
  10. Serve and enjoy!


See blog post for step by step pictures on how to make these cookies!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 14mg Sodium: 77mg Carbohydrates: 13g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g

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