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Cranberry & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sorry, nothing Saint Patricky around here. Not because I’m anti-St. Patrick’s Day or anything (quite the contrary!) I just didn’t have my act together enough to pre-plan something amazing. However, I am bringing the cookies. I guess you could use green food coloring and make these festive, so there’s that.

In the course of our general, daily conversations, Bill mentioned he had eaten a really amazing cranberry & white chocolate chip cookie at work. “You should maybe try to make those one day, they were good.” he stated to me. “Um, find me a recipe?” was my reply. “I think all you would need to do is just use your regular chocolate chip cookie recipe and substitute the chips & berries for the other chips.” he said.

So I decided to try it out.

Here are my results.

Your cast of characters:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 12 ounce bag of white chocolate chips
1 cup of dried cranberries

I suggest putting the cranberries & white chocolate chips together in a baggie or jar and shaking to mix, so you get a more even distribution. Plus? They look REALLY pretty:

Preheat the oven to 375° F.

Mix flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in white chocolate chips & cranberries.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yum.

Then….

FYI: My original cookie recipe is a bastardization of my French ancestors recipe the Nestle Tollhouse one.

10 comments to Cranberry & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • I love the cranberry & white chocolate combo! I found a recipe one year around christmas & they became one of my holiday faves. I’ll have to find my recipe, because I think those had nuts in them too. Anyway, they look divine, especially since I’m still cleansing & can’t have baked goods of any kind. Hope you’re feeling better soon!

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    natalie Reply:

    Thanks! I was pleasantly surprised at how yummy they were, because sometimes I do not like raisins in my cookies (depends on my mood, really), but these are awesome. Olivia LOVES eating dried cranberries, so I had to keep her from eating what was going into the cookie! I would love to try different fruit/chocolate cookie combos b/c while they are nowhere NEAR ‘healthy’ giving an extra little boost of fruit is always good.

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  • Those look DELICIOUS. I think someone included something like those in the Christmas cookie swap I participated in but they had nuts and I am anti-nut in my cookies.

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    natalie Reply:

    I’m with you, I don’t think nuts belong in my cookies or my brownies. I was afraid the cranberries would do the same thing the nuts did for me, but they add just the right tartness to take away from the crazy sweetness of the white chocolate chips.

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  • I LOVE THESE. I make a variation every Christmas; I add nuts and oatmeal. Huh. Now that I think about it, I should try to modify it into a snack bar, because it winds up REALLY dense for a cookie.

    Annnnyyyyyway. These look delicious.

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    natalie Reply:

    Ooh, yeah, that would make a GOOD snack bar. You should totally do that and share on your blog!

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  • Wow, that last picture literally made me drool a little. I’ve been making the Nestle Tollhouse recipe for years and my cookies never look that moist and delicious. I can’t wait to give these a try!

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    natalie Reply:

    The key to uber moist cookies? I always slightly underbake. They continue baking after you take them out of the oven. I was afraid they looked a little raw in the last picture, but they weren’t, so I figured it was okay to use. Plus it looked yummy to me.

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  • alana

    Those look so good!! I’m in a white chocolate kick these days!!

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    natalie Reply:

    They really are good, and the cranberries help to offset the sweetness of the white chocolate, b/c white chocolate by itself is way too sweet for me (but it is so delicious I usually don’t mind).

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