Saturday, February 2, 2013

Cookie Craving

Last weekend I had a serious cookie craving - and my Girl Scout cookies weren't due to arrive until later in the week, so I did what any sensible woman fiending for a sugar fix would do: took stock of what was in my cabinets and prowled the depths of the interwebs  until I found a cookie recipe that contained those ingredients.  The results were buttery, chewy, cookie perfection - there were none left by Monday morning!

So without further ado, I give you:

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
(adapted from
Makes Around 32 Cookies

The Stuff:
3/4 cup butter - microwaved until almost melted
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar - packed
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour (plus up to an additional 1/4 cup if needed)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup white chocolate chips

The Process:
-Preheat oven to 375 degrees
-In a large bowl beat the butter and sugars together. (I used an electric mixer, but you can easily do this by hand.)
-Add egg and vanilla and beat until somewhat fluffy
-In a separate bowl, use a fork to combine flour, baking soda, and salt evenly
-Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix thoroughly until you have something that resembles cookie dough.

-Stir in cranberries and white chocolate chips - you will get an arm workout doing this!
-If the dough is too soft (which is more likely if you used an electric mixer), add up to another 1/4 cup of flour until it holds together when scooped into a tablespoon.

-Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto an un-greased cookie sheet; leaving approximately 2 inches between the dough blobs. (I managed to get 9 cookies on a standard sheet)
-Bake for approximately 10 minutes until the cookies are golden brown on top, but still a little doughy-looking in the middle.

-Remove from oven and cool on the pan for about 3 minutes before carefully transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
-Wait until they're "cool enough", pour yourself a glass of milk, and enjoy!

(And if you really care about how many calories are in your cookies, I ran the recipe through the app I use to track my calories in/burned; there's approximately 128 in each one.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm totally making these...