White Chocolate Cranberry Nut Cookies

by Cindy Goode of Tampa, Florida, Cookie Club Member

Recipe Courtesy of www.CookieClubRecipes.com


Category: Desserts, Cookies

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Level: Easy to Bake

Yield: 3 Dozen Cookies


This is a great Christmas cookie!


Ingredients:


1 1/2 c. all purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 c. butter, softened

1 c. packed brown sugar

3/4 c. white sugar

1 egg

1 T. vanilla or almond extract

3/4 c. white chocolate chips

1 c. dried cranberries

1/2 c. chopped pecans


Directions:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. In small bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Set aside. In large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla or almond extract. 


Slowly stir the flour mixture into the sugar mixture. Mix in chips, cranberries and nuts. Drop onto prepared cookie sheets, 1-inch apart. Bake 9 - 12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool 1 minute on cookie sheets and transfer to wire racks.


Enjoy!


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Editor's Notes: We baked one dozen with parchment paper and the rest with a greased baking sheet. All the cookies came out the same size and height, and, crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside. We chose almond extract, perfect for these holiday cookies. This cookie dough is so pretty, you could even freeze it in nice containers and give them out as Christmas gifts (with baking instructions). Since this recipe makes 3 dozen cookies, you could divide the dough into thirds and make 3 gifts.