Ever have a craving for something and it just won't go away? It sets into your mind then lingers on your taste buds waiting to be fulfilled?
I had such a craving last weekend for a cranberry white chocolate chip cookie like you would not believe. I bought the ingredients during the week, knowing that baking would commence come hell or high water! When the time came, I was almost giddy putting the batter together and my mouth began to water. My daughter was even excited to try them. This is a type of cookie that I have never made before, so I was a bit nervous how they would come out.
They were actually quite heavenly…my only suggestion would be to use a half bag of white chocolate morsels. This could just be my taste preference as I am not a huge white chocolate fan (unless it is surrounding a pretzel or peanut butter cup!). For this particular batch, I did use a full bag.
Cranberry White Chip Cookies
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick), softened*
1-1/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp.vanilla extract
1 bag white chocolate morsels**
1 bag (6 ounces) dried cranberries***
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Meanwhile, combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. Mix butter, vanilla and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time and mix until combined. Add dry ingredients slowly and mix thoroughly. Stir in white chocolate morsels** and craisins. Drop by tablespoon on parchment paper and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on a dinner plate for soft cookies, wire rack for a crisper cookie.
* I used Blue Bonnet margarine (my favorite for baking cookies)
** I found using entire bag of morsels too sweet and would use only half next time.
*** I used Ocean-Spray Craisins for this recipe.
Want to see the process? Here are a few pictures!
A very good cookie! Although, my son decided that a “normal” cookie be made, so I also made a batch of Chocolate Chips!! 🙂