Cranberry Walnut Cookie Balls

With Christmas right around the corner, here are some delicious cranberry walnut cookie balls that are always a hit. These cookies are perfect for parties, cookie exchanges, and for just popping in your mouth and enjoying the rich shortbread flavor of these delicious gems!

Cranberry Walnut Cookie Balls

Cranberry walnut cookie balls taste great and with the hint of cranberries, along with the walnuts, makes for one delicious cookie. 

Cranberry Walnut Cookie Balls

Having a traditional shortbread cookie for the holidays makes a great addition to the holiday cookie platter.

Cranberry Walnut Cookie Balls

Basically, mix the ingredients together, roll into 1″ balls, bake for approximately 15-18 minutes, roll in powdered sugar and place on a cooling rack to cool. That’s it! Pretty easy and pretty quick. Not much work goes into these tasty cookies, plus everyone loves them.

Cranberry Walnut Cookie Balls

These cranberry walnut cookie balls are perfect for serving this holiday season and all year-long.

Cranberry Walnut Cookie Balls

What are your favorite holiday cookie? Our favorite Christmas cookie are my Christmas Sugar Cookies. I’ve been making those delicious treats for 35+ years. So good!

Cranberry Walnut Cookie Balls

Try these cranberry walnut cookie balls today

Cranberry Walnut Cookie Balls

Here are a few more delicious holiday treats you can find on the blog: Gingerbread Cupcakes with Molasses Frosting, Apple Walnut Crepes, my Mom’s Pink Dessert, and how about some delicious Homemade Caramel. Make sure to check out all the delicious recipes on the blog. There’s something for everyone!

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Cranberry Walnut Cookie Balls
Course: Christmas Cookies, Cookies, Desserts
Author: Terri
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 6 Tbs sugar, 3/8 cup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 cups walnuts, chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup Craisins® dried cranberries, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla on medium speed until creamy.
  3. Gradually beat in flour and salt until just blended.
  4. Add walnuts and dried cranberries. Stir.
  5. Using a 1" cookie scoop, or with clean hands, roll into 1" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets 1 inch apart.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes just until bottoms are lightly browned.
  7. Remove from oven.
  8. While cookies are baking, pour powdered sugar into a shallow bowl or pie plate.
  9. Roll 4-5 hot cookies at a time into the powdered sugar until each cookie is well coated.
  10. Place cookies on wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe Notes

Mostly adapted from The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook, pg 301

Here are a few pics that are the perfect size for pinning to Pinterest.

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Enjoy, Terri

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