Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker
Total Time
1 Hour
Makes 25 cookies

Instead of using jam, fill these bite-sized cookies with your extra Thanksgiving cranberry sauce.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oven to 350°. Whirl sauce in a food processor until smooth, about 30 seconds; set aside.

Step 2

Beat butter and sugar together in the bowl of a standing mixer until smooth. Stir in vanilla extract. Add flour, spices, and salt, then mix on low speed until blended, scraping inside of bowl as needed. Stir in pecans.

Step 3

Form dough into 1 1/2-in balls and set 1 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Use your thumb to press a well into center of each cookie. Spoon about 3/4 tsp. cranberry sauce into each well.

Step 4

Bake cookies until light golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely on baking sheet.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

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