5 Holiday Cookie Recipes Using Leftover Produce

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During the holiday season, you may find yourself cooking for a large number of people, which means you might have a lot of leftovers or ingredients you ended up not needing. You may also get invited to a cookie swap or holiday party. As it turns out, you can often kill two birds with one stone by using some of those extra produce items to make holiday treats that everyone will love. Some cookie recipes can even incorporate herbs and vegetables. Take a look at these five recipes that are sure to get you invited back to holiday parties next year while also eliminating waste in your kitchen.

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Photo: Heather Schmitt-González/girlichef

Cranberry, Maple & Oatmeal Cookies

Fresh cranberries always make their way into the grocery store this time of year, so if you haven’t purchased some already, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to do so. If you did buy a bag of berries and find yourself with extra that you don’t know what to do with, this recipe for Cranberry, Maple & Oatmeal Cookies from Heather Schmitt-González of the blog girlichef will help you use up those leftovers.

What You’ll Need:
Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
Baking Soda
Brown Sugar
Salted Butter
Maple Syrup
An Egg
Vanilla Extract
Whole Fresh Cranberries

A full list of instructions can be found at girlichef. Schmitt-González points out that these cookies only require 10 to 15 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes of baking time, so this is a quick way to turn leftover berries into dessert.


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