In case you haven’t noticed, Christmas is right around the corner, and you need to get your baking plans in order! I’m not much of a holiday baker, but this year has been a little different. Cranberries have been calling my name nonstop, so I have been baking up a storm with them. I made a batch of macadamia nut cookies a few weeks ago, and then I realized that they would be amazing with a little dunk of white chocolate and sweet, yet tart, cranberries…and so they were born- Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies.
Trust me when I tell you, these cookies are easy to make, and super delicious. They are really gorgeous too, which is a big bonus of cooking with cranberries..they are gorgeous and so vibrant. I love working with fresh cranberries and dried cranberries; they both have their own strengths. I kind of with I could find fresh cranberries all year round, but it seems they are only ever in the store during the holidays. I think I’m going to stock up this year, and freeze a bunch. Did I mention I really love cranberries?
Whether you are hosting a holiday dinner or party, or attending a potluck, you need to bake these and share them with everyone. Everyone will love you. Thank me later.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 cup white chocolate (chips or bark), melted
- 1 cup dried cranberries, chopped
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In bowl whisk flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- 2. Using a stand mixer, add white sugar and brown sugar to the bowl and mix. Add butter and mix at a medium speed for 45 seconds, scrape down sides and mix another 15 seconds. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat at medium speed until fully combined. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix at a low speed until JUST combined. Remove bowl from stand, add nuts and chocolate chips and fold gently to combine. Do not over mix.
- 3. Drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and allow to cook for 1 hour.
- 4. Taking each cookie, dip half into melted white chocolate and then either dunk into a shallow bowl filled with cranberries, or sprinkle cranberries over the top of the chocolate, quickly before it hardens. Place cookies on parchment paper and continue with all cookies.
- Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
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