Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

I never made it to the grocery store today, so instead of a tasty meal we had another peasant dinner. Tonight we had frozen leftover minestrone soup ladled over cornbread. Yeah it was delicious and just what we wanted__not!  Actually it was fine but nothing to write home or a blog about.  Fortunately I had a pantry full of baking supplies and an intense desire for something that tasted good.

I have been reading about these cookies for a while, but have never tried them before, so tonight I gave them a go.  Again, did I bookmark the recipe or have any idea where to find it? Nope, but I remembered the cookie part being a very basic cookie dough.  This is my attempt at copying it. If it is yours and I copied you, I am sorry for not linking to you.  Please let me know what I did correctly and what was wrong.  Officially and for the record these are really tasty cookies even if I screwed up the original recipe.

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 generous tablespoon triple sec
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
3/4 cup white chocolate bits
1 cup dried cranberries

Mix the sugars and butter in a medium bowl until it is light and creamy.  Add the egg and triple sec and blend well.  Make a well in the butter mix and dump all the dry ingredients into the well.  Stir slowly to incorporate the flour mixture, then beat until it is lump free.  Stir in the white chocolate bits and cranberries.  Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto a greased baking pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes until the cookies are light brown.  Let them cool on the pan for 1 minute before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.  Serve and enjoy.

I had just taken these out of the oven and TheHub was salivating from the smell alone.  He had no idea what I was baking other than the generic term cookies.  I ate one for a taste test, then started writing this post. When I glanced at the rack where they were cooling I noticed less than half of them remained.  I guess he approved of them. 

I thought the one I ate was quite good and figured I would enjoy some more with a cup of coffee later.  I am not sure there will be any left since he just made a return trip to the rack while holding an empty plate in his hand.  I don't think I could find a more ringing endorsement.  So much for freezing these for Christmas Day. Guess I will be baking more while he is at work tomorrow.

And speaking of cookies:


  1. Ok, I need to NOT OPEN Youtube links I find in the morning on your blog. Now I want cookies for breakfast! lolz

  2. Hahaha sorry! There were a few cookies left last night and I may have some with coffee for breakfast!

  3. I always get the recipe thinking I will remember where I found the recipe. Nope, I never do. These looks delicious!

    1. They were very good. What TheHub didn't finish off when they were baked Son2 did the next evening. I am baking more today

  4. Thy look so good. I wonder what I could substitute for Triple Sec. I'm not against liquor but I don't want to buy a whole bottle just for one batch of cookies.

  5. I only added it because I like orange with cranberries and I had some handy. ATeaspoon of vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon orange extract would work fine.