Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen 
Serves 36 (serving size: 1 cookie)

Bourbon, cranberries and walnuts for just 114 calories per serving? Pass another scrumptious cookie, please!

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add egg; beat just until blended. Beat in flour, baking soda, and salt.

Step 2

Combine cranberries and bourbon in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer; cover and remove from heat. Let stand 15 minutes. Stir plumped cranberries and walnut pieces into cookie dough. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.

Also appeared in: All You, December, 2015

Ratings & Reviews

Cut back on the sugar

December 07, 2018
Nice cookie! Need to cut the white sugar back to 1/2 cup and most of the issues stated by other reviewers go away. I did with dried cherries and will try again with cranberries.

AuntMesie's Review

November 18, 2014
I was not pleased with this cookie. I'm not sure if I did something incorrectly, or what. The taste was okay, but the look of it was definitely not like the picture here. It was thin.The butter was at room temperature, so maybe I did not measure my sugar correctly. However, the taste was not good enough for me to say I'd give them another try. I have plenty of other cookie recipes that I'm good at baking.

carolynlouise's Review

December 25, 2014

threequeensmom's Review

December 10, 2014
Maybe the dough should be refrigerated before scooping out, but these cookies were awfully flat. Taste isn't bad, but they're not 'pretty' at all. Might try again to see if I can do any better.

don't bother

December 17, 2016
would not make these again.  Not a hint of Bourbon flavor and too much sugar!  

dough is crumbly

December 23, 2016
I wish my cookies turned out a little flatter. I have made these 3 times, and all with the same result. ..crumbly dough and puffy cookies. I've followed the recipe exactly each time. I give up....