Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies {Countdown to Christmas}

Bakery Style Cookies

I don’t know about you but I love Cranberry and White Chocolate paired together – the two flavours seem to complement each other perfectly and are my favourite when it’s coming up to Christmas. To get us ready for Christmas, today I’m sharing with you my recipe for Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies. You’ll notice I’m posting this ahead of time – my thought was that it’s the perfect bake to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve, although I’m sure you’ll need time to practice your recipe (read: make lots of batches because you keep eating them…or is that just me?!)

These soft bakery style cookies are so quick and easy to make and are great to make with the kids. The trick is with the condensed milk. If you can buy the tubes, I thoroughly recommend them as you can make smaller batches than using a tin, plus it’s less messy to use.

To make your own, you’ll need:

  • 225g butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 170g tube of Carnation condensed milk
  • 350g self raising flour
  • 50g white chocolate chips
  • 50g dried cranberries

You’ll also need:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring scales
  • Sieve
  • Metal spoon
  • Baking tray
  • Baking parchment
  • Cooling rack

Method:

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream softened butter and sugar in a bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy (to cream the two, use a metal spoon and press and drag the mixture against the side of the bowl…you’ll hear the sugar crunching)
  2. Add the condensed milk and stir until combined
  3. Sieve in the flour and fold in using a figure of eight movement
  4. Add your chocolate chips and cranberries and mix in using the same figure of eight movement
  5. Roll walnut sized balls and put them on a lined baking tray – make sure you leave enough space between cookies
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius/Gas Mark 4 for 12-15 minutes
  7.  Leave to set on a cooling rack when they’re removed from the oven

Don’t forget, they are a bit soft and breakable when they first come out of the oven so leaving them to set for 5-10 minutes before you transfer them to the rack is a must. If you don’t, you’ll ruin them.

If you think Santa might prefer a different cookie, how about making him Chocolate Chip Cookies?

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