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Cranberry Chip Cookies

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Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup vanilla chips
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

Cream butter, shortening and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in the chips, cranberries and pecans. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for two minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 9 dozen

Geri Maitlen
Moline



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