Servings: 2 dozen
12 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract vanilla can be substituted
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups flour
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries
* Preheat oven to 375˚
* Beat together room temperature butter with sugars until sugar is blended and mixture is fluffy. Add vanilla, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and egg-continue to beat until everything is well incorporated. Add flour and mix until dough comes together and everything is well incorporated. Stir in white chocolate chips and cranberries.
* Scoop cookies onto a cookie tray lined with parchment paper. I used an ice cream scoop so I would have large cookies. Flatten slightly and bake for about 12 minutes or until edges are lightly brown (centers will not be set but will continue to cook after pulled from oven. ) Any longer than this and the cookie will have tough edges. Let cool for about 5 minutes on tray and then move to cooling rack.
I knew these cookies would be good! I just love white chocolate and dried cranberries and when I saw this recipe I thought they would be a really good combo together. At first I tried making these with my little ice cream scoop and realized they weren’t as big as the picture that I saw online. Then I tried using my larger ice cream scoop and that worked. So, if you have a larger ice cream scoop which I’m sure you do, then use that for the cookies.
I’ve been really watching what I eat lately and trying to count points again. It is REALLY hard to try and loose weight when you like to cook and bake goodies all the time. I probably shouldn’t have made these cookies, but they looked so darn good and it’s Valentine’s Day on Sunday. Julia Child’s recipes aren’t probably good to make when your counting points either, but I did read that in one of the latest Weight Watcher magazines they made a healthier version of some of her recipes.
This week at the grocery store they had beef chuck roast on sale. I was looking at my cook book the Art of French Cooking and was thinking about either making the Beef braised in onions and beer this weekend or the Coq Au Vin on Sunday. We got some beef at the grocery store and a bottle of red wine for the Coq Au Vin. Here I come home and look in my book that Coq Au Vin was made out of chicken, not beef. Doy, so now we don’t have any chicken thighs or a 3 lb chicken, and I’m wondering if just chicken breast would work with this? Maybe I will make the other dish too, who knows. Ben thinks it is odd that I am all into mushrooms now. Those were also on sale at the grocery store this week.