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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Sorry my wonderful followers…we have sorta put this blog on hold for a bit… I will try to start posting again more often. For today I have one of my favorite cookie recipes….

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies



1/2 cup shortening or unsalted butter softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup dried cranberries, chopped
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped ( optional )


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

With an electric mixer, cream the shortening or butter and both sugars together until smooth. Add the vanilla and egg, mixing well. Sift together the flour and baking soda. Spoon the flour mixture gradually into the creamed sugar mixture. Stir in the cranberries, white chocolate chips and if using also add macadamia nuts. Drop by heaping spoonfuls, about 2 tablespoons, onto the prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake one sheet at a time until lightly golden on top and the edges are set, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on the sheet about 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


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Posted by on April 6, 2015 in Candy and Baked Goods, Recipes


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Hermit Cookies

This is a recipe my mom makes every year around the holidays, one of the family favorites. Although they are great anytime if you love spice cookies. They are a spice cookie and they are the best, softest and most moist cookie ever! I wish I had some pictures for you on this one but I have to work this morning so no time for baking yet again today sorry. I do want to share this recipe though… I hope you enjoy!


1 cup shortening

1 1/2 cup sugar

3 eggs

3 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup chopped nuts ( we use walnuts )


Cream the shortening, sugar and eggs. Dissolve the soda in a teaspoon of water and add to creamed mixture. Then add flour, salt and spices to the creamed mixture and mix well. Add your raisins and nuts last and mix them in. You may omit the raisins and nuts if you like.

Drop about a tablespoon full for each cookie on greased cookie sheets or on parchment paper (If I remember correctly it makes about 2 dozen depending on how large you make them we like big fat cookies LoL.)

Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes

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Posted by on April 21, 2012 in Candy and Baked Goods, Recipes


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