|Poppin' fresh out the kitchen. Not pictured: cat trying to lick cookies.|
Oh. Em. Gee.
Here I am. Back again.
It’s been only – oh 6 months? Clearly, a lot has happened. First and foremost, I decided to stop being such a lonely bummer and to try and get involved and get busy with things. This led to the second and secondmost change: running for public office. Which shockingly led to the third: winning. Fourthly, fifthly and sixthly, I became much busier, ended up on another City Board and had to learn to manage my time all over again. Which I think I have gotten the hang of since the new year.
I was warned against ‘blogging’ lest it somehow tarnish my minimally noticed public persona. I thought about it for awhile, and obviously didn’t go right back to blogging. But I thought, what the heck – I don’t say anything offensive, everyone likes tasty things, and if someone doesn’t like my food, well gosh. That’s just the risk you take.
So here I am – back on the blogosphere (blogiverse?) with a guaranteed to delight, totally in-offensive, charm offensive cookie. Inspired by the oh-so-delicious Starbucks white chocolate and cranberry bars, here is a tasty, treat: White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies. I saw these while flipping through a cookbook I own and decided to give them a whirl. BTW the cookbook 'Salty Sweets' is on sale right now at Chapters and it is a fantastic cookbook. Everything I've made in there has been delicious and turned out perfectly. Especially these cookies. I’ve made them about 5 times now and they are fantastic. Decadent without being too rich, a little different, and really easy to make.
Oh. Em. Gee.
2/3 cup butter (softened)
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup cranberries
a few more pinches of seasalt
other things you will need:
bowls, spoon, for mixin'
two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper
- Preheat your oven to 375. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and mix or sift together.
- Cream together your butter, sugars, and vanilla. Once they're combined, add in your eggs, one at a time until thoroughly mixed.
- Slowly add your flour mixture adding it a bit at a time until it's totally combined. Add your cranberries and white chocolate chips and stir.
- Arrange balls of cookie dough (don't eat too much!) on your cookie sheets and top with a pinch of seasalt. Bake for approximately 9 minutes. Makes approximately 35 cookies