Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  It is hard to believe that Christmas is less than a month away.  As soon as Thanksgiving is over, I start thinking about Christmas baking.  For my first treat of this Christmas season, I made Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies.  As I mentioned when I shared the Cranberry Orange Scones, I haven’t used dried cranberries in baked goods, and I really have no idea why not.  I guess I am making up for lost time now!  These cookies were excellent and such a nice way to transition from Thanksgiving to the Christmas season.

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Cranberry White Chocolate Chip cookies
Tart cranberries and sweet white chocolate chips--the perfect cookie for the holidays.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate or vanilla baking chips

Instructions
1. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugars.2. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking soda.4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.5. Fold in the dried cranberries and baking chips.6. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet leaving about 2 inches in between.7. Bake at 375°F for 8 - 10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.8. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 1 minute, then remove from pan to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 30 cookies

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

43 comments:

  1. They look perfect! I love your photo...so festive!

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  2. What lovely cookies. The combo here is really special so I suspect these cookies are delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  3. Wow these cookies are gorgeous and I love their presentation! :)

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  4. The cookies look perfect Jill , great pic :)

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  5. The cookies are perfect as Christmas present, I'm happy because you are using dried cranberries, that is the only way we can find here that berry, we don't have fresh ones. So, this is a cranberry recipe I can do...!!!

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  6. These are my absolute favorite cookies to eat during Christmas time!

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  7. cranberry white chocolate chips cookies looks delicious. I made cranberry orange cookies. I will post it next time.

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  8. These have got to be one of my favorite cookies...and yours are perfectly done (as always!). YUMMY!

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  9. Cranberries and white chocolate, what a delicious combo.
    I could use one of those to perk me up this afternoon!!!

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  10. These cookies look amazing! I love white chocolate chips even more than dark chocolate ones!

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  11. These look absolutely delicious! I might make these and bring them to work soon, or maybe I'll keep them all for myself! All of your photos are great.

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  12. Those sound so good! I'm a raisin hater, so I love using dried cranberries in oatmeal cookies.

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  13. Don't these look beautiful and so festive for the holidays. I adore craisins and although I've meant to bake cookies with them I've just never gotten around to it. Now I guess I'll have to now that I see yours.

    Thanks so much for sharing these. I'd love to make a batch this evening but better hold off a bit since I over did it for Thanksgiving.

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  14. Jill, these are beautiful cookies! I might make them for an upcoming party as I am going to bring a few different desserts!

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  15. I love cranberry/white chocolate combination. These sound like the perfect cookie Jill!

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  16. Hmmmm, good! I love putting them in oatmeal cookies too...if I don't eat them all
    before. :-)

    Pat

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  17. Cookies and the holiday season really go well together. The white chocolate makes this recipe more a cut above the rest...I am gonna try! Love this!

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  18. Thanksgiving is definitely the starting gun for the baking season. We have our traditional cookies that we bake - the holidays wouldn't be complete without them! - but there's always room for new recipes. Love the tartness of the cranberries with the white chocolate. Look forward to trying these!

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  19. Bring on all the cookie recipes, I'm trying to narrow down what kinds I want to make this year. These are tempting.
    -Gina-

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  20. I love white chocolate chip cranberry cookies. I need to start my cookie baking....maybe once I've kicked my cold lol. These cookies look so good I could probably eat a bunch right now.

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  21. Jill, these look simply perfect! Cranberries and chocolate, sounds like a fabulous combination.

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  22. These look delicious. White chocolate is so sweet that it can really use something tart to tone it down a little.

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  23. Jill, Beautiful photo, and the cranberry/white chip combo sounds so good! Dried cranberries have become a new favorite of mine in baking.

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  24. Beautiful photo so tempting! I love these for Christmas cookies- the colors are perfect;-)

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  25. These are fantastic! I love cranberry and white chocolate! ....and your picture at the top is stunning!

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  26. This is surely to bring in the Christmas season right! Can't go wrong with the combo of white chocolate and cranberries =)

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  27. Jill-these cookies are the absolute, perfect, and yummy cookies for the holiday! Who can resist cranberries, and white chocolate chips? Gorgeous!
    Bookmarking this to print out...thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,

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  28. These cookies are just picture perfect Jill! I love cranberries in cookies and so perfect together with white chocolate! So festive! : )

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  29. The cranberry and white chocolate are a great combo.

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  30. i would love to have that during my tea time.

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  31. Thanks for the recipe. I've been meaning to find a white chocolate chip cranberry pistachio cookie recipe and nothing really came up but this is perfect! I can just add the pistachios at the end, giving me a perfectly red and green Christmas cookie without any artificial food coloring.

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  32. These are delicious! I've made them 4 times already over the past 2 weeks to take to various holiday functions. Someone who posted earlier mentioned using orange in their recipe, so I used orange flavored cranberries and the cookies are even more delicious! In one batch I also substituted brandy for the vanilla.... tasty tasty!

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  33. Don't suppose anybody could convert the measurements for me. We don't do cups in UK. Any idea of grams/kg, tablespoons etc?
    Please, as I have made cranberry and white choc chip cookies before and they're lovely and was so pleased when I came across this recipe
    Thanks

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    1. Allrecipes.com has a good conversion chart here: http://allrecipes.com/howto/cup-to-gram-conversions/

      There is also a converter here: http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/cooking

      Hope that helps!

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  34. These are the best cookies ever! A nice change from regular chocolate chip cookies. I like to add pecans or macadamia nuts for extra crunch. You could also do dried apricots for a change of pace.

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  35. You can also add some chopped pecans or macadamia nuts as a variation. I think dried apricots would work well if you don't want to use the cranberries.

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  36. LOVE these cookies! I made them twice; once with salted butter and anotehr time with unsalted butter. One turned out better than the other but I forgot which butter I used! What type of butter does this recipe call for? Thanks!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the recipe! You can use either kind of butter. I usually use unsalted if a recipe already has salt in it and salted if a recipe doesn't have any other salt added. So in these I would use salted.

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    2. also, did you use light or dark brown sugar?

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    3. Did you use light or dark brown sugar?

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  37. I made this today & they were a bit too sweet for my liking (& I have a sweet tooth!). The texture was nice though & I'd make it again, but I'll cut down on the sugar by about 1/8 cup cos the white chocolate adds to the sweetness.

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