Are you looking for an amazing cookie recipe that’s perfect for the holidays? These chewy White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies are just what you’ve been searching for!
There are some foods that always make me think of the holidays, including cranberries and white chocolate. Cranberries make sense, since they are in season.
Although white chocolate is definitely a year round treat, I think of it most at Christmas time. My mom always bought a big block during the holidays, and we made all sorts of sweets with the chocolate. It was a fun and delicious tradition!
I love my cookies thick and chewy, just like these guys! To get the right texture, I made a few changes to my traditional cookie recipe. You’ll start by melting the butter before combining it with the remaining ingredients. Once formed, the cookies are refrigerated before baking. Don’t skip this step, or your cookies will flatten out while baking.
Both of these tricks work together to make the perfectly thick and chewy cookie!
- 12 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- Melt butter in a small pan over medium heat.
- Add butter to a mixing bowl, along with sugars, vanilla, and salt.
- Using a mixer, mix for a couple minutes or until smooth and shiny.
- Beat in egg.
- Whisk together flour and baking powder, then add to butter mixture.
- Mix until completely combined.
- Blend in chocolate, walnuts, and cranberries.
- Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into balls and place on a greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Flatten cookie balls slightly.
- Refrigerate cookies for at least one hour.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Bake cookies for 15 minutes or until browned on the bottom and lightly colored on top.
- Remove cookies from oven and cool on a rack.
- Eat right away or store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
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