July 15, 2016

Cranberry Walnut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies



Homemade chocolate chip cookies are a staple in my house.  I make them at least two times a month and I am always looking for a creative way to change the basic cookie.  The Cranberry Walnut and White Chocolate Chip Cookie is a twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie.  Add your favorite nuts or seeds and dried fruits.  I like to give my cranberries a chop for a more even distribution throughout the cookie.

Cranberry Walnut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 2-3 dozen 2 inch round cookies

1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2-3/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
3/4 cup best quality white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1/2  cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a medium size bowl combine with a whisk flour and baking soda and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl cream butter, white and brown sugars until creamy.
Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture and mix until combined.
Mix in on low speed nuts, chips and cranberries until just combined.
Scoop dough using tablespoon cookie scoop or two teaspoons and drop 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.  
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool on wire racks.

walnut cranberry white chocolate chip cookies


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