White Chocolate, Cranberry, Macadamia Nut Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter, {2 sticks} at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups white chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup macadamia nuts
  • ½ cup fresh cranberries, chopped {you can switch these out for dried cranberries/Craisins}
  1. Sort out the stems and soft cranberries from your fresh bag, and then rinse and chop. Since fresh cranberries are so tart, I mixed mine with some extra sugar and let it sit in a bowl to help with the flavor. Put this bowl aside until step 4.
  2. Beat the butter until smooth, and then add in sugars, eggs, vanilla, and almond extract.
  3. Slowly add in dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt).
  4. Add in your white chocolate, nuts, and berries to your liking. The amounts that I gave you worked perfectly for me, but of course you can change them up based on your personal favorite chip:nut:berry ratio.
  5. Drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto a cookie sheet about an inch apart.
  6. Bake them at 350 degrees for approx. 9-12 minutes.
Recipe by Love, Pomegranate House at http://www.lovepomegranatehouse.com/white-chocolate-cranberry-macadamia-nut-cookies-guest-post/