Hi there everyone! I’m Ashlyn from Belle of the Kitchen and I’m back again for a holiday edition of Ideas For the Kitchen. This month Carrie and I are sharing cookie recipes, just in time for holiday parties and cookie exchanges! I hope you’re feeling festive, because today I’m going to share some Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies with you!
If you’re looking for Carrie, you can find her over on my blog today! She’s sharing her recipe for Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chunk Cookies. She’ll be bringing them here to Kenarry in a couple of weeks, but if you want to go ahead and take a peek, you can visit Belle of the Kitchen to check them out!
A couple of years ago, I went to my very first cookie exchange. It was put on by my “coffee group,” which is a traditional term for a group of military spouses who get together to hang out and, well, now that I think about it….drink more WINE than coffee. But that’s another story… 😉
Looking back, I don’t know why I had never been to a cookie exchange before then! Have you ever attended one? Basically it’s where each person attending brings a different batch of cookies to share. Then, you get to walk around and take one or two from everyone else so that when you leave, you have a whole assortment of yummy Christmas cookies to take home! It was such a fun way to try out some fun holiday treats, and it definitely puts you in the Christmas spirit!
If you’ve got a cookie exchange coming up, or really just any holiday get-together on your horizon, these Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect treat. They are so yummy and festive, plus they make me think of one of those extra special Cranberry Bliss Bars from Starbucks. 🙂
So what’s your favorite Christmas cookie? Do you have an old-standby that you make every year? Share your ideas with us! Carrie and I would love to hear them. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 🙂
Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 stick Unsalted Butter 1/2 cup
- 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar Packed
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 cups Flour All-Purpose
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 cup Dried Cranberries
- 3/4 cup White Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars over medium speed until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
- Combine flour and baking soda in a small separate bowl, sifting well. Gradually add to creamed mixture over low speed. Carefully stir in cranberries and white chocolate chips (by hand).
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- Bake in preheated oven for 8-12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on pan for a few minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
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Ashlyn is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer at Belle of the Kitchen. She’s the mama of two precious babies, an army wife, and southern girl at heart. She and her family are currently stationed in Hawaii, so when she’s not making a mess of the kitchen, she and her little ones are outside soaking up the sunshine. She loves to share a balance of healthy recipes, family friendly meals, and plenty of treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. Be sure to connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with the new recipes coming from her kitchen.