Is it time to pull out the cookie cutters, vanilla and sprinkles yet? The calendar tells us that this week is prime cookie-baking and candy-making time. Plenty of holiday season to wrap, give and munch all those homemade treats...what's on your list this year?
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What are your favorite CHRISTMAS COOKIE & CANDY Recipes?
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We love these chewy, fruity cookies...perfect for cookie swaps and trays to share!
White Chocolate-Cranberry Cookies
Enjoy this recipe from our cookbook, All Though the Seasons...it was shared by Shawna Brock from Elgin Air Force Base, Florida.
1/2 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 egg, beaten
1 t. vanilla extract
1-3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1 c. sweetened dried cranberries
1/2 c. white chocolate chips
Beat butter in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating until combined. Add egg and vanilla, beat until smooth. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to sugar mixture, beating well. Stir in cranberries and chocolate chips. Shape dough in to 1-1/2 inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 14 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire racks to cool. Makes 2-1/2 dozen.
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Looking for even MORE great ideas? Check out this photo slideshow of some of our favorite cookies for this time of year!