Cranberry & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m brand new to this whole blogging world.  I obviously knew it existed, but I had never found anything I wanted to follow until about a month ago when I stumbled across a few food blogs, and voila – food + tried recipes + food (yum) = I was hooked.  So the last month I’ve spent a disturbing amount of time perusing blogs and gathering recipes, which works out well since we don’t know many people in our new city in Tennessee, which is a good 400 miles from our nearest friends and eight hours from home.

My brother lives in Philadelphia, and he’s due for a care package.  Thanks to the new discovery of Google Reader to follow these blogs, I located a cranberry and white chocolate chip recipe I starred just for him and his preference for white chocolate, and they are delicious!  I must have checked the recipe three times to verify the amount of cranberries and white chocolate, because it just seemed like an equal ratio of dough to “goodies,” but ultimately I went with it thinking “what was wrong with that?”  Turns out…nothing.  I’d definitely make them again – my husband, who says white chocolate isn’t even chocolate, even commented that the white chocolate balanced out the tartness of the cranberries and the cookies taste almost scone-like.

Cranberry & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found at: http://cookingthisandthat.blogspot.com/2008/12/cranberry-white-chocolate-cookies.html

originally from myrecipes.com
Makes ~3 dozen

  • 2 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  cup  butter, softened
  • 1 1/3  cups  sugar
  • 2  large eggs
  • 1 1/2  cups  white chocolate morsels
  • 1  (6-ounce) package sweetened dried cranberries

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; set aside.

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.

Add flour mixture to butter mixture gradually, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in white chocolate morsels and cranberries.

Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.

Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned on bottom. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.