It’s the happiest time of the year! I know we hear that a lot but I truly do believe it. People tend to mind their Ps and Qs and everywhere I look I see red and white, which inspired me to create Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies.
As a general rule, I do not showcase white chocolate in recipes as I find it too sweet. However, the dried cranberries are so tart that they balance the chips out.
I debated whether or not to chop the cranberries so that we would be guaranteed at least a piece of the fruit in every bite. When I saw them on the cutting board, I realized that the cookies would be prettier with whole cranberries. Feel free to chop them if you prefer.
As soon as the cookies came out of the oven, I had to try one. What I learned is that Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are just as good hot as they are when eaten at room temperature or straight from the freezer.
The red and white colors of Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies might even tempt Santa to sit down and relax a bit before heading back up the chimney. This really is the “hap-happiest season of all” so why not whip up a batch or two? Believe me, happiness is contagious!
- 1-1/3 cup (171 grams) all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon (3 grams) baking soda
- ½ teaspoon (2 grams) baking powder
- ½ teaspoon (4 grams) salt
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup (163 grams) sugar
- ⅓ cup (87 grams) light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup (130 grams) dried cranberries
- ¾ cup (138 grams) white chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 or 3 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- Beat the butter, sugar and brown sugar together until light and creamy, about three minutes, scraping down the bowl as needed. Add the egg and vanilla.
- Blend in the dry ingredients. Lastly, mix in the cranberries and white chocolate chips.
- Use a medium size cookie dough scoop to scoop the (approximately 2 teaspoons) of dough. Place each ball on the prepared baking sheets. The cookies spread just a bit.
- Bake in a 350°F oven for 12 minutes, rotating the pans top to bottom and front to back halfway through.
- Remove from the oven and cool.
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