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white chocolate, cranberry & almond cookies

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Dee Stillwell
Citrus Heights, CA

I usually make white chocolate macadamia nut cookies for the holidays..but they are so sweet and I decided to change it up this year. The tartness of the dried cranberries helped a lot to cut the sweetness and makes them pretty for Christmas. With nuts being so pricey this year, almonds are what I can afford so that is what I used..Delicious!

(1 rating)
yield 5 -6 dozen
prep time 15 Min
cook time 12 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For white chocolate, cranberry & almond cookies

  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp
    melted butter, cooled to warm
  • 1 1/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 lg
    eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp
    almond emulsion (better than extract but extract can be used if emulsion isn't available)
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 - 12 oz pkg
    white chocolate chips
  • 1 - 1 1/2 c
    craisins (dried cranberries) reconstituted, more or less to taste
  • 1 - 1 1/2 c
    sliced or chopped almonds, more or less to taste

How To Make white chocolate, cranberry & almond cookies

  • 1
    First melt butter in microwave and let cool to luke warm while measuring ingredients and lining cookie sheets with parchment paper. Also add a few tablespoons of water to the craisins and microwave for 1 minute to reconstitute..let cool. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    In mixer bowl, cream melted butter with sugars for 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, yolk and vanilla and almond emulsion. Beat for 1 minute more. While it is mixing, measure dry ingredients and sift them. Slowly add dry mixture to creamed mixture and mix just until incorporated. Stir in chips, craisins, and almonds.
  • 3
    Scoop dough onto cookie sheets 2 inches apart and bake for 11-13 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes. Remove to cooling racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

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