Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
A simple alteration to my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe helped me to make the perfect cookies for the holidays!
- 3 cups flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1⁄2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
- Mix and set aside flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
- In large bowl, mix butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and egg white to mixture.
- Gradually add in flour mixture and mix until incorporated. Gradually stir in chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
- Drop on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Cranberry and white chocolate is one of my favorite combinations! These cookies did not disappoint. My 5 year old and her friend helped me make this recipe; measuring ingredients and pushing extra chocolate chips and cranberries (I used pomegranate flavored) into the tops of the dough balls before baking. I used really good vanilla (my homemade isn't ready for another couple of months) and am glad I did because with one Tablespoon of it, vanilla is a dominant flavor in this recipe. I used a 2-teaspoon sized cookie scoop (Oxo brand/size small) to measure the dough and we ended up with 60 cookies. My ovens cook a little hot, and that combined with smaller cookies than the recipe suggests, convinced me to reduce the bake time after the first batch got a tad crispy at 15 minutes. I liked the results best at about 13 minutes and then one minute cooling on the pan, but I'm a soft-cookie girl. :) Thanks for sharing this recipe, CollegeCulinista! Made & enjoyed for the Spring 2012 Pick-A-Chef event!