Wednesday, February 15, 2012

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

"The secret to these cookies is the melted white chocolate in the cookie dough itself!"

That's what you'll be able to tell people when you get compliments on these cookies.  They taste just how a cookie should--sweet and buttery, soft and chewy--with that little something you can't quite put your finger on.  That "something" is melted white chocolate.  Need I say more?

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
(adapted from Baking Bites)
Printable Recipe
Makes about 3 dozen

2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
1/2 cup white chocolate chips or chunks
1/2 cup dried cranberries

1) In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
2) In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar until creamy.  Beat in egg, followed by vanilla and melted white chocolate.
3) Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing until just incorporated.  Stir in white chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
4) Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place in a prepared cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until cookies begin to golden around the edges.  Allow to cool before eating.  Enjoy!

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