Cranberry Drops hold a cherished place in my family’s culinary history, passed down through generations. My mother inherited this delightful recipe from her own mother, and I, in turn, received it from her. These dainty cookies have graced our holiday tables for as long as I can recall, and they possess the remarkable ability to elicit smiles and warm hearts with every bite.

While I don’t have a specific anecdote to share, I must admit that when I recently prepared these sweet, tangy, and buttery delights for the purpose of this article, one mouthful transported me right back to the cozy aromas of the holiday season and the enduring affection that resides within my heart. Frankly, I couldn’t help but shed a tear or two as I savored that initial, piping-hot bite just as they emerged from the oven. These little gems are not only mouthwateringly delicious but also serve as a poignant symbol of the love, care, and enduring bonds of family during the holiday season.

Recipe for Cranberry Drops

1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar 
3 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peell
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/2 cup chopped walnuts 
3/4 cup chopped cranberries

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in milk, vanilla, egg, and orange peel. Combine dry ingredients. Gradually mix into creamed mixture just until combined. Fold in nuts and cranberries. drop by teaspoon onto sheet. Bake 375° for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 3 and a 1/2 dozen.