Merry Christmas Eve! In honor of the occasion, I’m sharing my favorite Christmas cookie recipe: white chocolate cranberry cookies. I’m not the biggest fan of white chocolate, and cranberries in baked goods aren’t really my thing, but these are delicious. Go figure.
White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 Tbsp brandy
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 375° and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.* In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and brandy. Combine the flour and baking soda and stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the white chocolate chips and cranberries. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. For best results, take them out while they are still doughy. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
* Alternatively, make half of these, and freeze half of the dough in pre-formed balls so you have ready-to-bake cookies for another day!