It's that time of the year again! I cannot believe it is already here! Time has flown for me this past year. I am just finishing up my first semester at Parsons. I cannot believe how exciting it has been so far. It is everything I thought it be, and so much more. I needed a study break from finals, so I decided to do a little baking.
This time of the year also features one my favorite things, the Cranberry Bliss bars at Starbucks. I found this wonderful recipe by: Gimmie Some Oven, and knew I had to give a try. Even if you don't like cranberries, you will still love these cookies. They are a perfect holiday treat. If you are looking for a great gift to make for your friends or loved ones, this cookies are it. They are different than the traditional holiday cookies. I love the balance of the white chocolate and the cranberries. The icing really sets the cookie off. I hope you love these little guys as much as I do, and I hope you all have a blessed holiday season!
You will need:
| Cream together|
butter and sugars together, until fluffy.
|Add egg and vanilla|
|In a seperate bowl, stir together flour, salt, and baking soda.|
gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture
|Stir in 1 cup of cranberries & 1 cup white chocolate chips|
|Wrap dough in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for an hour or overnight.|
|Scoop tablespoon sized balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.|
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes (Cookies should be lightly golden).
|Frosting: mix together room temperature cream cheese, and |
melted white chocolate chips. Add vanilla.
|Finally, gradually blend in|
sifted confectioners' sugar. Blend until fluffy
|Allow cookies to cool. |
Frost with icing and sprinkle the remaining chopped cranberries on top.
|Drizzle remaining 1/4 cup melted chocolate chips, |
and serve once frosting has set.