White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies!

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Hey Guys!

I’m super excited to finally share this oh so yummy cookie recipe! These are White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies & they are absolutely phenomenal! They’re full of texture from the cranberries & chocolate chips and you can taste them combined with that perfect butter flavor! Also, doesn’t it make you think they’re sort of healthy since they have Cranberries inside? 

 

I love these cookies for Christmas because the small pops of red make them way festive and perfect for your family & friends to grub on!  I think making things like this in December just start to get your heart ready for the excitement of Christmas & all it means to you.

 

For me Christmas is centered on the celebration of the birth of my savior, Jesus. If He hadn’t arrived my life would be such a mess & I am thankful everyday that He came to save my life. It’s a joy to make gifts for those I love to celebrate His goodness & these cookies are a GREAT way to enjoy fellowship with everyone.  I also love Christmas trees (only the real ones) and the lights that twinkle on your tree… like this one! (Mine this year- Kinda great!) IMG_9998The most special part of this post today is I was able to make these to raise awareness for Cookies4Kids ! These sweet guys raise money for kids who have cancer and they use COOKIES as a way to gain participation! I really think they’re awesome and I can’t think of a sweeter and EASIER way to help support such a great cause. Please visit them to buy some cookies for your friends and families & support some precious little folks with BIG needs! (Seriously-go find them on Instagram and Say I sent you to support their cause!!!)

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They are really beautiful and  fairly simple to make! I made them massive size because it just felt right for this batch. They were literally the size of my palm. Bigger is better- no matter what whoever may tell you, size matters friends! ; )

 

So, a couple tips before I share the recipe:

  • Leave yourself enough time to store the dough in the fridge overnight or at least 1 hour after mixing. It’s so much better
  • Don’t use fresh cranberries, they just don’t work as well & are messy & make them goopy. (how is Goopy not a word?)
  • Use good chocolate chips- the store brands aren’t as good and since this is white chocolate you want to go for a brand like Ghiridelli if you can!

I wish I had taken better pictures but, with the craziness of this month it was super challenging. Oh, the biggest detail- how you can help next year! These cookies were made to join in a fun swap called FBCookieSwap! It’s where lots of foodbloggers were matched with each other and you get 3 different types of cookies mailed to you! Who wouldn’t want to do this?! I received 3 very different types of cookies from all over the US & it was so much fun coming home to a random box of them!

 

IMG_0434 IMG_0432If you want to join us next year and share YOUR favorite cookie recipe please visit these guys for more information! http://eepurl.com/qCABjhttp://eepurl.com/qCABj

 

There are so many fun way to dress up cookies & I think these bags with sweet gift tags were perfect. What do you think?

 

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So, PIN this recipe so you can make these beauties! Find FBCookieSwap & Cookies4Kids online and support them for the sake of sweet little guys in serious need. You may get lucky enough to be matched with ME and I promise you’ll LOVE the cookies I send!

I hope y’all have a super fun Friday & are making cookies this weekend! I also more than anything hope you remember JESUS is what Christmas is all about- please take a moment of 399 to remember His sacrifice & thank the God we serve for the birth of His sweet son.

All my love!

 

Jennifer

 

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate morsels
  • 1 (6-ounce) package sweetened dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; set aside.
  2. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.
  3. Add flour mixture to butter mixture gradually, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in white chocolate morsels and cranberries.
  4. Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned on bottom. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. This makes about 3 dozen regular cookies, but, based on your choices in size be mindful of adjusting the cook time also!

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