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Cranberry-Almond Tea Cookies

A favorite of my friends and family as I make this often for party favors or simply for treats share.  
Share with me by a former co-worker friend of mine, the original recipe called for mini chocolate chips and walnuts which I replaced with almonds and cranberries.
Feel free to switch with your favorite ingredients. Very delicate and light in texture.
Prep Time25 mins
Active Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Local
Keyword: cranberry almond tea cookies
Yield: 9 Dozen Mini Cookies
Author: Deirdre K Todd


  • 1  c. butter, softened
  • 1/2  c. powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp. tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2  c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  c. almonds, toasted, finely chopped
  • 1  c. dried cranberries, finely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees; lightly grease baking sheets.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
  • Beat in extract.
  • Gradually stir in flour and almonds.
  • Add cranberries.
  • Using # 18 scoop, place onto prepared baking sheets (place close together, 80 cookies will fit on one baking sheet).
  • Bake 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool 2 minutes.


Makes great party favors.  Makes 9 dozen mini cookies.