Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Cookies

These could possibly be my new favorite cookie! Cranberry and Orange is one of the BEST combinations. You just can't go wrong with those flavors together, and adding the white chocolate takes it to a whole new level in flavor! They are soft and chewy - a must try!

Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup (16 tablespoons) butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • grated peel of 1 medium to large orange or 1/2 tsp orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups dried cranberries; or a mixture of dried cranberries and toasted chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease two baking sheets, or line them with parchment. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, orange peel, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Beat in the eggs. The mixture may look slightly curdled; that's OK. Add the flour and dried cranberries and white chocolate, stirring until well combined. With a cookie scoop drop dough onto the baking sheets, leaving about 1 1/2" between them. Bake the cookies for 7-8 minutes, until they're barely set, and a light golden brown around the edges. Don't over-bake; if you do, the cookies will be hard, not soft and chewy. Gently lift one of the cookies and look at the bottom; if you've used parchment, it shouldn't be brown. If you're baking on a dark cookie sheet without parchment, it should be light (not dark) brown. Remove the cookies from the oven, and cool them right on the pan. If you need a pan to bake the remainder of the cookies, give the cookies about 5 minutes to set before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Lorraine, Thanks for linking up. I had wondered what you were up to. Congratulations on your recent nuptials! Looking forward to seeing more yummy stuff from you.