Cranberry Christmas Cookies Pairing: 2021 Cabernet Franc Rose

Cranberry Christmas Cookies Pairing: 2021 Cabernet Franc Rose



3 eggs

2 cups sugar

3/4 cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

12 oz fresh cranberries (cranberries that have been frozen work best, but cold from the fridge work as well)

Optional Glaze Ingredients:

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, plus more as needed



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With a mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar until slightly thickened and light in color, about 5-7 minutes. The mixture should almost double in size. The eggs work as your leavening agent in this recipe, so do not skip this step. This mixture should form a ribbon when you lift the beaters out of the bowl.
  2. Add the soft butter and vanilla; mix two more minutes. Stir in the flour until just combined. Add the cranberries and stir to mix throughout.
  3. Use a 2 tablespoon scoop or a spoon to portion out the cookie dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place only six cookies on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 18 minutes, until the cookies have puffed up and turned golden brown on the edges. Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before transfering to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  5. To glaze the cookies, stir together the powdered sugar and lemon juice. It should drizzle off the spoon in a thick white stream. Lightly drizzle the cookies and allow them to fully set before storing.