I am in full fledge Christmas mode right now. Lights are up, shout out to my hubby for that, only minimal frostbite involved;) Christmas tree trimmed and decorated. Yay for new decorations and a ridiculously priced tree skirt….what is up with the prices of tree skirts?!?! Totally worth it though, I’m going with a cream and gold look and I LOVE it. I think my favorite thing among all my shiny and new decorations are the little homemade decorations sprinkled in. With a 5 and 3 year old, I know that we have only just begun in that department and I am SO excited!!!
White Chocolate Cranberry Orange Cookie
- 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup salted butter (softened)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- juice of 1 orange
- zest of 1 1/2 orange
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 350
In a small bowl, combine the flours, baking soda and salt and set aside.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar before adding the egg, vanilla, orange juice and zest and beat well. (To zest my oranges, I used my cheese grater and scraped the orange along the side with the smallest holes.)
Stir in the white chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Using appx 11/2 tablespoons of dough per cookie gave me 16 cookies.
Place 4 dried cranberry pieces on each cookie, arranged like a flower with 1 white chocolate chip in the center.
Bake at 350 for appx 8 min. Every oven is different so really keep an eye on them around the 7 minute mark. You want them to look slightly underdone since they will finish baking as they cool.
1 cookie = 140 calories