Day 20: Cranberry Ginger Pecan Drop Cookies

Can you believe I have been at this for 20 days now??  This is CRAZY!  I really think that after this whole thing I will need a diet, an intense one.  Only 5 more days to go.  I have a few more good recipes up my sleeve for you all, so traditional and some not. You will also be seeing some doubling up on my part, I do remember I owe you for missing the first day of December.  I also know I need to give you day 25 before Christmas, so you can make them, of course.

Tonight I was pleasantly surprised by these.  I normally don’t like ginger bread cookies, so when I received this recipe, it reminded me of a ginger bread cookie with a twist. After making the recipe, they look nothing like a ginger bread cookie, but it does have a lot of the same flavors.

Still not a ginger fan, but these cookies are definitely warming me up to the idea.

Cranberry Ginger Pecan Drop Cookies

Recipe from my friend Melissa

yields 4 dozen cookies

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 1/4 cup craisins
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped

Glaze: (Optional):

  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  1. n a large bowl, cream sugars and butter with electric mixer. Add the milk and egg and beat until smooth.
  2. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and powdered ginger and beat well.
  3. Gently stir in the craisins, pecans, and crystallized ginger.
  4. Scope dough with 1 1/2″ cookie scope onto lightly greased or parchment paper covered cookie sheets.
  5. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from the pans immediately and let cool on tin foil.
  6. If you are using the glaze, mix together the powdered sugar and enough milk to get a nice consistency. Glaze the cookies when cool.


About Rachel

Country girl turned urbanite. Finding ways to mess up my kitchen, keep my country roots and explore all that city living offers!

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