cookie overload this time of year. Hopefully I didn't catch you right at the moment where you thought, "If I see one more cookie recipe I'll scream!"
If so, well, scream and move on. But only after you read the recipe of course! This cookie is also my submission to the Food Blogga Eat Christmas Cookies 3rd Annual Event.
cookie round-up here.
I hope you like the recipe. It has some of my favorite things. One of them being Nutella. Did you know that World Nutella Day is coming up soon? Yup! February 5th 2010. That's going to be quite a month!
Before I get to the recipe, just a few things. It was adapted from this Christmas cookie recipe. I'm not usually a fan of the cakey textured cookie, but there are exceptions to every rule. I know it's almost Christmas and all, but this recipe makes a damn fine cookie!
Nutella, White Chocolate Chip + Cranberry Cookies
(makes about 2 dozen)
Recipe inspired by these.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup Smart Balance
1/4 cup Nutella
3/4 cup vanilla sugar*
1/2 cup orange flavored dried cranberries**
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
In a large bowl, add Nutella and Smart Balance. Soften in microwave for about a minute. Add vanilla sugar and egg. Mix well. Add salt, baking powder and baking soda. Stir in flour. Add cranberries and chips. Combine well to form a nice dough.
* After I used up my homemade vanilla extract, I added sugar to the vanilla beans remaining in the jar. Just shake and the vanilla flavor will infuse the sugar. When you use up half the sugar, add some more and shake again. I'm hoping that I can keep doing this for a while.
** You can buy these at Trader Joe's or use Craisins.
Grab some dough with your hands and roll into a medium sized ball. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Cool for a couple of minutes. Use a spatula to remove cookie and place on plate. Now eat some Christmas cookies and enjoy!
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