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AUNT ANA: DAY 4 OF 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES

AUNT ANA: DAY 4 OF 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES

I LOVE white chocolate and I LOVE soft-baked cookies! This recipe combines both of these things and it throws in the delicious tartness of cranberries!

 Aunt Ana's Soft White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from Smocked Auctions #12DaysOfChristmasCookies

These are a great cookie for any Christmas party you are hosting or going to and I can guarantee that there won’t be any leftover! J  

 

Soft-Baked White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction   

 Aunt Ana's Soft White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from Smocked Auctions #12DaysOfChristmasCookies

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup  granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries

Directions:                                      

In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat the butter for 1 minute on medium speed until completely smooth and creamy. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and mix on medium high speed until fluffy and light in color. Beat in egg and vanilla on high speed. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.

In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt together until combined. On low speed, slowly mix into the wet ingredients until combined. The cookie dough will be quite thick. Add the white chocolate chips and dried cranberries, mix on low for about 5-10 seconds until evenly disbursed. Cover dough tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours and up to 2 days. Chilling is mandatory for this cookie dough.

Aunt Ana's Soft White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from Smocked Auctions #12DaysOfChristmasCookies

Remove cookie dough from the refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes-- if the cookie dough chilled longer than 2 hours, let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This makes the cookie dough easier to scoop and roll. Preheat oven to 350F. 

Once chilled, the dough will be slightly crumbly, but will come together if you work the dough with your hands as you roll into individual balls. Scoop and roll balls of dough, about 1 Tablespoon of dough each, into balls. Place 10 - 12 on each baking sheet. Bake in batches for 8-10 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges. They will look extremely soft when you remove them from the oven. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet. If the cookies are too puffy, try gently pressing down on them with the back of a spoon. They will slightly deflate as you let them cool. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.

 

Aunt Ana's Soft White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from Smocked Auctions #12DaysOfChristmasCookies