It just wouldn’t be the holiday season without excessive amounts of cookies, am I right?? My first big holiday baking day included these cookies. Kelly and I have been waiting a year to participate in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap…we couldn’t wait to get matched up with other bloggers and get started!
The FB Cookie Swap is in it’s fourth year and is hosted by Julie at The Little Kitchen and Lindsay at Love and Olive Oil. The official partner of this year’s swap was Cookies for Kid’s Cancer and each participating blogger made a donation during the sign up process. We raised over $12,000!! Way to go guys!
Next we were given the names of three other bloggers and sent them each a dozen cookies. I wanted to make something festive, but not too traditional (just in case their other matches had the same idea). White chocolate always seems to be forgotten about (at least in my house) so I thought I would give them some attention. I love the cranberries for an extra pop of color and a tartness to counteract the sweetness of the chocolate. Let’s just say it’s a good thing I had to give these cookies away!
My mom had given me a huge assortment of cookie packaging and bakeware as part of my birthday gift; it was so fun packaging up these cookies! It really makes it so much more special when you are baking for someone else. My matches were Carrie at Diet Deep Dish, Diana at Life Off The Clock, and Michelle at My California Kitchen. I loved the fact my matches were other bloggers I didn’t know. It was a great way to discover new blogs and friends!
These White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies are a simple twist on my White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies and are super easy to whip up. Which is always handy in case you have a cookie swap of your own or need some treats for a holiday party and procrastinate until the last minute. No judgement here 😉 Kelly made Danish Butter Cookies, but rumor has it they were so good she ate them all before getting pictures. Recipe coming soon!
Thank you Julie and Lindsay for hosting the cookie swap and can’t wait to participate again next year!
White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
- 1 1/2 c flour
- 1 tsp soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1 c shortening
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 c white chocolate chips
- 1 dried cranberries
- Mix together flour, soda and salt. Set aside.
- Cream sugars and shortening. Mix in egg and vanilla until combined.
- Slowly add dry ingredients.
- Stir in white chocolate chips and cranberries by hand.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on baking sheet.
- Bake at 375 for 9-10 minutes, until just turning golden brown.