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VVB has a great recipe for Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Cookies -- very beautiful cookies. I want to replace the cranberries with something else.... something like the dried strawberries I just bought.&
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Sub for cranberries?

posted at 11/9/2010 6:00 PM EST
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VVB has a great recipe for Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Cookies -- very beautiful cookies.
I want to replace the cranberries with something else.... something like the dried strawberries
I just bought. 
I've used them many times in a sugar cookie recipe but I wonder if they will work in another recipe.

Re: Sub for cranberries?

posted at 11/10/2010 3:32 PM EST
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I would replace half with the strawberries you want to use and half with raisins.  Just a guess but the dried cranberries and the raisins have a bit more sugar than the dried strawberries.  The texture is also a bit different, the raisins or cranberries will be chewy, the dried strawberries may re-hydrate a bit but I doubt if the texture will be chewy. I think the dried strawberries are a bit crunchier than chewy, at least the ones I have had.
Let me know how the cookies turned out.  I love "playing with my food" always looking for something new to do.

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posted at 11/10/2010 3:38 PM EST
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I would replace half with the strawberries you want to use and half with raisins.  Just a guess but the dried cranberries and the raisins have a bit more sugar than the dried strawberries.  The texture is also a bit different, the raisins or cranberries will be chewy, the dried strawberries may re-hydrate a bit but I doubt if the texture will be chewy. I think the dried strawberries are a bit crunchier than chewy, at least the ones I have had. Let me know how the cookies turned out.  I love "playing with my food" always looking for something new to do.
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Thanks Nikki -- I appreciate all advice.   Do you think I could soak the strawberries in water for 10 minutes of so?

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posted at 11/11/2010 7:41 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Sub for cranberries? : Thanks Nikki -- I appreciate all advice.   Do you think I could soak the strawberries in water for 10 minutes of so?
Posted by Nancy G


Just a guess but I think that may make them a bit on the soggy side.  I would add them as is.  They may soak some of the liquid from the recipe but shouldn't get soggy.  I don't think they will be "crunchy" but probably wont have the chewy texture a raisin or craisin has. 

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posted at 11/12/2010 3:19 PM EST
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I ditto what Nikki said.

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posted at 11/12/2010 3:55 PM EST
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Thanks to both of you ...... I'll be making those very soon ... I'll let you know how it works.
It's SO good to get answers to questions/
Thanks again

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posted at 11/12/2010 6:20 PM EST
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Be waiting to see how they turn out Nancy sound good and yummy

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posted at 3/1/2011 8:28 AM EST
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I like to use golden raisins as well as dried cranberries.  Also dried cherries are available.

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posted at 3/19/2011 7:33 PM EDT
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I usually soak raisins before I use them.  I think it makes them cook better.

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posted at 3/23/2011 6:49 PM EDT
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How about using dried cherries.  They could be used right out of the package.  I use them instead of cranberries and also use cranberries instead of cherries.

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posted at 3/23/2011 10:06 PM EDT
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I have to do something with a bag of dried cherries ....... it expires 4-26-11 

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posted at 3/24/2011 7:37 AM EDT
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[QUOTE]I have to do something with a bag of dried cherries ....... it expires 4-26-11 
Posted by Nancy G[/QUOT
Put some in a tossed salad (I would use Italian dressing)
Make some muffins with the cherries & maybe add some walnuts(freeze some of the muffins for later)
Make a chicken salad & add some cherries
Make a cranberry bread but sub the cherries for the cranberries
Make oatmeal cookies and use some cherries
Make cherry walnut candy bark for Easter

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