Lily's Festive Three C's Cookies

by Lily Phipps
(Essex.MA, USA)

3 C's Cookies (cashews, chocolate and cranberries)

3 C's Cookies (cashews, chocolate and cranberries)

Hi. My name is Lily and I will be 10 years old on Christmas Day. I love to bake with my Mom and have started baking on my own in the last few years too. I came up with this yummy recipe sort of by accident. We needed more holiday cookies to ship out to friends but were low on baking ingredients--and that's how I put cashews, chocolate and cranberries in to one cookie. Try them--they are so tasty!


2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
1 egg
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup cashews

Preheat oven to 350F (180C) degrees. Put silicone baking mats on three cookie sheets.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, kosher salt and baking soda.

In a large bowl, beat together shortening, butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and milk until light and fluffy.

Turn mixer to low speed and beat in dry ingredients. When mixed, add chocolate chips, cranberries and cashews and mix until combined.

Using a medium ice cream scoop, dish out cookie dough on to prepared pan, 12 to a sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly browned.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

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Dec 19, 2010
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Awesome!
by: Danielle D

These look delicious! Great job Lil! Hope to see you and your mom soon; have a very Merry Christmas and a great Birthday!

Dec 17, 2010
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Amazing Combination
by: Gina Stanley

I look at recipes all day and this one I know for sure is a winning combination. I'm so glad you enjoy baking with your mom, I did too as a girl and I still love it today.

Hope your holidays are wonderful!

-Gina-

Dec 17, 2010
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Fantastic Lily!
by: Anonymous

Lily,
This recipe looks fantastic! I'm always so impressed with my cooking friend's recipes but this one totally rocks! Wayyy cool! Jeannie L

Dec 17, 2010
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Those look incredible!
by: Beth R.

I love every one of those ingredients and can only imagine how delicious they are together. You've got a winner there, Lily!

Dec 17, 2010
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Well done.
by: Paulett

Lily! Three of my favorites all in one little package of yum! Great job!

Dec 17, 2010
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Sounds Great!
by: Ronna F

Sound like a good cookie, Lily....YUM!

Dec 17, 2010
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OMG!
by: Birdie

You are too clever! What a delicious idea; cashews, cranberries and chocolate all in one place.

You go girl!

Dec 17, 2010
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Great Cookie Recipe!
by: Lynne from PA

And you're a Christmas Lily!! How perfect for you to create a new Christmas cookie! I can't wait to make these myself - BRAVO!!!

Dec 17, 2010
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MMmmmm
by: Tracy

Those sound so good! Great job, Lily!

Dec 17, 2010
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Fabulous Cookies!!!
by: Anonymous

Oh, those look SO, SO good, Lily!!! An inspired combination that was simply meant to be created ... :)

Dec 17, 2010
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yum!
by: susan

Can you please make some of these for Austen's 16th birthday? They would make a great gift!

Dec 17, 2010
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Great recipe!
by: Lisa H

Great recipe Lily! You are such a great role model for so many kids! Keep up the good job in the kitchen! Happy Birthday!

Dec 17, 2010
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Great Job Lily
by: Mom!

these cookies are fantastic!

Dec 17, 2010
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Excellent!
by: Anonymous

Excellent recipe Lily!!! You are so talented!!!

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