december season means you get away with lots of red, green and white colored things, jingles, snowmen and other tacky decor. needless to say, the food in this season has to represent this theme, as well. it’s got to be cinnamon and orange flavor and of course cranberries for me. these cookies here have been sort of a trial run for (possible) christmas food gifts. so i finished them off with a red and white bow and an oversized jingle (i got these in the city during a lunch-break this week). christmas can come!
cranberry white chocolate cookies
ingredients: 1 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 tsp. baking powder 1 pinch salt 2 cups dried cranberries 1 cup white chocolate chips (or, if you’re not able to get any, cut a bar of white chocolate into tiny cubes)
directions: preheat the oven to 220 degrees. place a parchment paper onto a baking tray. mix together sugar and butter, and beat until sugar has dissolved. add eggs and vanilla extract, and continue to beat for a while. sift in the flour, baking soda and salt, mix till combined. fold in chocolate chips and cranberries. shape tablespoon sized dough balls (no need to flatten the cookies, the dough will spread when baking) and place them on the tray with enough space between them. bake for about 9 minutes (less will render them more chewy but also more fragile).