Baking: Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies

cranberry orange white chocolate chip cookies recipe

Baking: Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Next to my Snickerdoodles, I think these are my new favorite!   This is my basic cookie recipe with the orange twist for a small batch. See my post for more details and 3 secrets to great cookies: Best Snickerdoodles and Chocolate Chip Monster Cookies

Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe:

1  1/4 + 1/8 c cups bread flour
1/2 cup cold butter  cut into large chunks
2T cornstarch
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1T orange zest
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp orange extract
1c white or dark chocolate chips
1c dried cranberries (soaked in 2 T orange juice a few hours to plump up!)
1/2c walnuts
Directions:
1. blend egg, vanilla, orange zest, extract and lemon juice in a bowl and set aside
2. Add flour, sugars, cornstarch, salt and baking soda to food processor and pulse until combined.
3. Add butter chunks and process until fine crumbs.
4. Add egg mixture gradually, pulsing just until dough comes together, do not over process.
5. Dump out into large bowl,  add cranberries, chocolate chips, nuts.
6. Form handful size balls, should be about 8-10  very large cookies
 Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
7. Place cookie balls in freezer while you preheat the oven about 15 minutes. (or just chill the dough before you form the balls!
8. Bake cookies on parchment paper in a cookie sheet for 17-20 minutes… or until tops brown slightly.
Bake on parchment paper to keep the dough from spreading

Bake on parchment paper to keep the dough from spreading, keeping them nice and fat!

 

Crispy on the outside moist and chewy on the inside

Crispy on the outside moist and chewy on the inside

 

Let me know if you try out this cookie recipe and if you like it! Comments welcomed!

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27 thoughts on “Baking: Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. I love that you used white chocolate chips, those go so well with cranberries and oranges. Dark is also perfect, thank for putting that as an option in this recipe. The cookies look so good and yummy! Perfect with your afternoon tea!

  2. The kind of cookie i simply love- chewy on the inside but crispy outside! I will surely bookmark this so when i have the ingredients I can try it at home. Thanks for this.

  3. My goodness that looks absolutely delicious. I love anything that involves cranberries & these cookies look yum & so healthy. I love that it is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, I would love to try this one.

  4. This is something that I could make for my son. He likes cranberries for some reason. I just need to buy that small oven so he can bake it.

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