I have always loved to bake. Since I have no control when it comes to sweets (I could eat this whole batch of cookies by myself if I wanted too) I usually like to bake items for friends and family. This past weekend I had the urge to do some Christmas baking so I searched my Pinterest sweets board for something delicious to make! I seriously don’t remember what I did before Pinterest. Who really wants to dig through a cookbook or magazine for a recipe when you can have them ready and available to you all in once place?! Anyways, I thought these cookies would be festive and the perfect addition for the holiday week. As you can see in my picture, you can make the cookie jam packed with cranberries and white chocolate chips or make them a little less full. Regardless, they are divine and I have to limit myself to one a day!
Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
via The Domestic Rebel
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 cup dried cranberries (I used these)
1 cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking sheets with foil
- In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of you Kitchen aid mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. TIP: Make sure the butter is at room temperature to make this step a million times easier!
- Add in vanilla and egg and mix. Finally add in the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and a pinch of salt until the dough is fluffy.
- Add in the white chocolate chips and the cranberries by hand and mix until well combined.
- Refrigerate the cookie dough for AT LEAST 1 HOUR. This is key to prevent the cookies from spreading when they bake and to create the soft and chewy texture. You could even refrigerate the dough over night and make the next day if needed.
- Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will appear slightly undone, but don’t over bake them! They will continue to set up more as they cool.
These are a great festive treat for Christmas so whip up a batch!