White Chocolate Cranberry Nut Cookies – #CreativeCookieExchange

White Chocolate Cranberry Nut Cookies are ultra-chunky buttery cookie stuffed with crunchy macadamia nuts, creamy white chocolate chunks & chewy cranberries. One bite of this cookie will have you craving more!

White Chocolate Cranberry Nut Cookies | 2 Cookin Mamas An ultra-chunky buttery cookie stuffed with crunchy macadamia nuts, creamy white chocolate chunks & chewy cranberries. One bite of this cookie will have you craving more!

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White Chocolate Cranberry Nut Cookies prep | 2 Cookin Mamas

This month’s theme was nuts, no, I don’t mean crazy (although I do get that way when on a baking spree), I mean eatable nuts like pistachios, almonds and macadamia. Which brings me to my cookies. I’ve made White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies before but I wanted to try something with cranberries in it so adapting the recipe everyone loves seemed like a good place to start.

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The changes I made were minor, replacing some of the vanilla extract with almond extract, reducing the amount of nuts and adding CranRaisins. And I just couldn’t stop myself from topping them with a drizzle of white chocolate, colored red for the holidays.

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Surprise, surprise, these are now everyone’s favorite cookies instead of my original recipe! The addition of the cranberries brought a little chewiness to the mix along with the crunchy nuts and the soft creaminess of the white chocolate. Super delish and perfect for any time of year!

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White Chocolate Cranberry Nut Cookies

Yield: 4 dozen cookies

An ultra-chunky buttery cookie stuffed with crunchy macadamia nuts, creamy white chocolate chunks & chewy cranberries. One bite of this cookie will have you craving more!

20 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz. white chocolate baking bar, cut into chunks (I use Ghiradelli White Chocolate)
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (I used reduced sugar CranRaisins and it was perfect)
  • 3-4 ounces white chocolate bar for drizzle (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter & shortening until creamy. Gradually add sugars and beat until well incorporated. Continue beating while adding the egg, vanilla and almond extracts. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda & salt. Gradually add this mixture to the butter-sugar mixture and continue beating until well mixed. Stir in white chocolate chunks, macadamia nuts and cranberries.
  3. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2” apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly on cookie sheets then move to wire racks until cooled completely.
  4. Melt 3-4 oz white chocolate in microwave safe dish, in 30-second increments, stirring in-between, until melted. Pour into a small Ziploc bag. Snip corner and drizzle over cooled cookies. Allow chocolate to set prior to storing.
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9 comments

  1. Holly says:

    I really like this combination and made a similar cookie with oats recently. Your cookies would brighten up any holiday cookie buffet for sure!

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