Buttery Cranberry Bliss Cookie Bars Recipe: A Plateful of Holiday Cheer by 30Seconds Food

Buttery Cranberry Bliss Cookie Bars Recipe: A Plateful of Holiday Cheer

There may be nothing more festive during the holiday season than bright red cranberries. Especially when you use those festive cranberries in a delicious dessert for your holiday cookie tray.

This buttery cranberry bliss cookie bars recipe is a plateful of holiday cheer. Tart cranberries are baked into a sweet, almond-flavored batter then topped with crunchy sliced almonds. These easy cranberry almond cookie bars are so simple to make and loved by everyone!

Here are the seven simple ingredients you need for these low-sodium snack treats: butter, flour, sugar, eggs, almond extract, cranberries and sliced almonds. If you're a fan of coconut, sprinkle some on the top as an optional garnish. 

Serve this cranberry almond bars recipe for dessert, or with a cup of tea or coffee for a simple breakfast treat. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Servings: 12


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 3 cups fresh cranberries


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Recipe Notes

  • If you do not have fresh cranberries, you can use frozen cranberries in this recipe.
  • Store the cookie bars in an airtight container.
  • If you want these cookies to be gluten-free, use gluten-free flour.

Here's how to make it:

  1. With an electric mixer, combine the butter, sugar and flour. Add the eggs and almond extract.
  2. Fold in the cranberries.
  3. Spread the batter into a greased 13x9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with the sliced almonds and coconut, if using.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 1 hour. Cool and then cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 392

Total Fat: 18.6g

Saturated Fat: 10.2g

Cholesterol: 82mg

Sodium: 125mg

Total Carbohydrate: 52.8g

Dietary Fiber: 2.1g

Total Sugars: 34.7g

Protein: 4.5g

Vitamin D: 14mcg

Calcium: 29mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 118mg

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Elisa Schmitz
OMG. I'm so making this delicious recipe during the holidays. So festive and yum!
A really pretty and tasty way to use cranberries...
Love this recipe! 😋
Great ever since Starbucks removed their cranberry bars I was bummed. Now I can make my own they're great!
Elisa Schmitz
Totally agree! Hope you enjoy this delicious recipe. Let us know how they turn out for you, Sa1 ! Donna John
They turned out great! Couldn't be easier and quick....
Elisa Schmitz
So great to hear that, Sa1 ! A perfect holiday treat (especially with a coffee or tea). Thanks so much for letting us know you enjoyed them. Happy holidays! Donna John
This is absolutely fabulous. I wish cranberries were in season.
Elisa Schmitz
I know, right? I froze several bags of cranberries during the holidays, so I'd have them when they were out of season. So delish, tony0611 ! Donna John

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