Cranberry Cookies – Layered Cranberry White Chocolate Holiday Bar Cookies

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Simple Cranberry Cookies Recipes – Cranberry White Chocolate Holiday Bars!

Love seasonal ingredients and my cranberry cookies recipe for Seven Layer Holiday Cranberry White Chocolate Bars is so easy-to-make! I like bar cookies as they are in one pan and you are done!  Invited to an office party, cookie swap or need a gift for the holidays.  I love these cranberry bar cookies during the holiday season. These festive dried cranberry recipe is from my fun EASY cookbook, Too Hot in the Kitchen with trendy, simple, everyday recipes.  Tart cranberries, sweet white chocolate, the spice of ginger and nuts pack this delicious dessert with wholesome vitamins and minerals – perfect to indulge in while staying fit this holiday season. And, this recipe is also diabetic-friendly!!

Simple To Make with Holiday Ingredients for Best Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies Recipe

gingersnap crust for cranberry white chocolate bars-my favorite cranberry cookiesStart with gingersnaps which are easy to find this time of year and I like to crush them in the food processor but you can do it however you want.

Next step is to combine the ginger snap crumbs with butter and then sprinkle with the cranberries, white chocolate, and pecans.
Then, drizzle the fat-free sweetened condensed milk on top and you’re ready to bake.

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cranberry cookies recipe for 7 layer cranberry white chocolate bars

I turn to this favorite cranberry white chocolate bar cookie to make for friends and family this time of year. For a quick and delicious gift, just cut the cranberry cookies bars into squares, wrap with plastic wrap and tie with a holiday ribbon. From teachers to coaches, neighbors to doctors, give the delicious gift of nutrition this holiday season! If you have had Hello Dollies, then this is my holiday version with cranberries and white chocolate and gingersnaps.

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Ocean Spray Reduced Sugar Craisins in my Cranberry White Chocolate Bars

I found these Ocean Spray reduced sugar craisins (dried cranberries) and thought they were fabulous!!!  I really couldn’t taste any difference so they were just as good but better for you.  In all my recipes that call for dried cranberries, I will start using this product. They still provide 25% of your daily recommended fruit needs and are an excellent source of fiber. You’ll love the cranberry cookies with these craisins!

Freeze Fresh Cranberries when in Season But Subsitute Dried Cranberries

Buy cranberries when in season and freeze in freezable plastic bag for one year to have fresh cranberries year round.  If a recipe calls for fresh cranberries, dried cranberries may be used.

Cranberry White Chocolate Holiday Bars- from Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle At Any Age      

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Holiday ingredients create an easy festive cranberry cookies.

48 servings

1 1/2 cups gingersnap crumbs
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup dried cranberries or craisins
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cup of (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk

1. Preheat oven 350° F. Coat 13x9x2-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In prepared pan, mix gingersnaps, butter, and vanilla; press into pan.
3. Sprinkle cranberries, white chocolate chips, and pecans evenly over gingersnap crust. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over top. Bake 15-20 minutes or until bubbly and light brown.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 57 Calories from fat 42% Fat 3g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 4mg Sodium 34mg Carbohydrate 8g Dietary Fiber 0g Sugars 6g Protein 1g Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat

If you like this cranberry white chocolate holiday treats, wait until you try my fabulous White Chocolate Cheesecake from Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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