I decided to do all cookies that remind me of Christmas throughout December. Thanks to a little brainstorming and inspiration from friends, I’ve got a sweet little list here. Perhaps it’s the red and white color palette of these little morsels, or that white chocolate chips remind me of tiny little snow-covered hills, or that cranberries make me think of homemade cranberry sauce served on the Christmas table with family… These white chocolate cranberry cookies were the first cookies to make my Christmas cookies list.
- 2 sticks butter (1 cup), softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment pa per.
- Mix the softened butter, brown sugar and white sugar on a low speed until well-blended.
- Add the corn syrup, vanilla extract and egg and blend until combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. Add half to the cookie batter at a time and mix just until incorporated.
- Add the white chocolate chips and dried cranberries (amounts are flexible) and mix to incorporate.
- Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop 1- to 1 1/2-inch balls of white chocolate cranberry cookie dough onto the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes.
- When you pull them out of the oven, let them sit for about 1 minute, then promptly remove them with a spatula and cool them completely on a wire rack.