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If you are looking for new cookie recipes to try this Christmas season. I promise, this is the one cookie recipe you need to try!!
I was introduced to these White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread cookies a few years ago at my daughter’s piano recital. Their piano teacher and her daughters made cookie plates with different Christmas cookies for each piano student to take home. I remember that night while biting into these cookies being pleasantly surprised. I don’t know why but I wasn’t expecting it to taste like a shortbread cookie at all. I’m usually not a fan of white chocolate but with the cranberries it was a perfect match and I was instantly wishing there were more than two of those cookies on the plate. I immediately asked their piano teacher Katie for the recipe and she said they were one of their favorite cookie’s at their house. They are also a favorite at our house and have also become a sweet reminder of their piano teacher that sadly passed away from cancer last summer so we now call them “Katie’s cookies”.
1 c. Powdered Sugar
1 1/4 softened butter
2 1/4 c. flour
1 c. dried cranberries
1 c. white chocolate chips ( I used Ghiradelli)
- Preheat oven to 325 F
- Cream together the butter (softened) and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
- Slowly add flour, beat well. Dough will be a bit crumbly looking.
- Stir in cranberries and white chocolate chips.
- Gather dough into small balls, using a scoop for guidance.
- Put dough onto baking sheet and press down slightly.
Bake for 14 minutes. Once the cookies are out of the oven keep the cookies on the cookie sheet to cook a few more minutes. Remove onto cooling racks once they are cool. Melt white chocolate chips in the microwave in increments of 20 seconds. Once melted drizzle with a spoon over the cookie. ( this is optional, they still taste great without it).
How cute do these cookies look in this mason jar? These cookies are so fun and festive for the holiday season and would make great and easy neighbor gifts. Grab a jar, add some ribbon and a tag and boom you are done!
I hope you give these cookies a try this holiday season! Please let us know if you do make them and tell us what you think?I love how food brings families together at Christmas time. Do you have a favorite Christmas cookie recipe that you and your family make every year? If you do, share with us in the comments what they are. I’m always looking for new fun cookie recipes to try. especially around the holidays!