Rum-Drunk Cranberry Hazelnut Cookies
70 mins (prep 60, cooking 10)
15 ingredients
24-36 servings
Holy man. I made up these cookies on a whim, based on the assumption that the oils contained in the nuts would be an interesting substitution for the oils in butter or shortening. What resulted was crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and completely delicious. I also did rum soaked cranberries instead of the traditional chocolate chips or other fare because I wanted to go for something more 'sophisticated', a 'grown up' cookie (Okay, maybe I was just trying to be fancy - sue me.) While they would be impressive at a schmoozy cocktail party, they also taste good enough that your 8 year old nephew will start taking secret trips back to the cookie jar. One consideration of using nuts as your oil is that you're probably going to need a really sturdy mixing spoon to incorporate the wet and dry ingredients (That is, of course, unless you're lucky enough to have a stand mixer). This dough is SUPER thick, so grab a strong spoon and do a couple of extra sets of upper-body workouts at the gym. ***Just as a note, be sure to reserve some extra brown and white sugar, cranberries, and crushed hazelnuts to top the cookie patties before you pop them in the oven.

Categories:  fruit , hand-formed-cookies , number-of-servings , nuts , <-4-hours , drop-cookies , cookie-and-brownie , time-to-make , for-large-groups , berries , dessert ,
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Serving Size (25.69 g)
Servings 24
Amount per Serving
Calories 109.96 Calories from Fat 41.04
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.56g 168.52%
Saturated Fat 0.41g 48.68%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 82.1mg 82.1%
Total Carbohydrate 15.98g 127.88%
Dietary Fiber 0.92 g 88.32%
Sugars 11.64 g %
Protein 1.4g 67.33%
Vitamin A 23.7IU% Vitamin C 0.43mg%
Calcium 13.36mg% Iron 0.55mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pure vanilla extract, whole wheat pastry flour