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Makes 2 dozen

Two of holiday's finest flavors—gingerbread and cranberry—meet in these easy-to make cookies that start with a box of gingerbread cake mix.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oven to 350º F. Make the gingerbread cookie dough according to the label directions. Stir in the dried cranberries. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Arrange the balls on an ungreased baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Lightly butter the bottom of a drinking glass, then dip it into the sugar. With the glass, flatten the balls one at a

Step 2

time. Dip the glass back into the sugar after each cookie is pressed. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until firm. Remove to a wire rack and cool completely.

Ratings & Reviews

Lori256's Review

November 20, 2008
I bought a Trader Joes Gingerbread mix and didn t realize I had to follow the cookie ingredient instructions till it was too late. Maybe the directions should say to follow the cookie, not cake ingredients. Now I have a gingerbread cake that I made and it is quite good at that but not the cookies I was hoping for!

jenmax's Review

November 08, 2008
What is the point of rating a box recipe? It is only as good as the box mix can be. This is really a tip and not a recipe. Was excited to see the name of the cookie, until I looked at the recipe-potential in name mainly for an idea with a real recipe.

waltesm78's Review

November 06, 2008
I thought this was pretty good, I used the Betty Crocker Gingerbread mix and made the soft version. I couldn't really taste the cranberries and I even added extra cranberries to this. I added 1/2 cup chopped pecans and I think I would add more next time and maybe some chopped crystalized ginger would be good. Overall pretty simple to make and not bad.