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White Chocolate, Cranberry, Macadamia Nut Cookies {Guest Post}

Hello my lovely readers! I’m seriously missing you all while I’m hanging with the fam in Chicago! Our trip out here was pretty uneventful. Enough about me! Onto a wonderful treat for all of you! I’d like to introduce you to my dear bloggy friend, Jenn! She is wonderful and sweet and pretty new to the bloggy world! She writes about all kinds of adorable crafts, yummy recipes, and even keeps me on my toes and teaches me about the latest fashion trends! So welcome her with open arms! 

Hi LPHers! I’m Jenn from over at With Luck and I’m so excited to be hanging out today in Talitha’s corner of the web. I started blogging late this summer and tend to focus mostly on little DIY projects, baking recipes and style posts. Two of my best friends also recently jumped onto the WL team and they’ve been posting a lot of great beauty tips and yummy dinner recipes. I’ve been having tons of fun making tons of holiday themed items for my blog, but lucky for you-I saved one of my favorite recipes for today…White Chocolate, Cranberry, and Macadamia Nut Cookies! Seriously. It’s like Christmas in a cookie.

White Chocolate, Cranberry, Macadamia Nut Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 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}
Instructions
  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.

The almond extract definitely has a strong flavor in the cookie and with the addition of the white chocolate chips, these babies are super sweet. The addition of the fresh cranberries brings in a nice tart flavor that really balances everything out. If you aren’t a big fan of almond flavors or if you don’t like cranberry, just leave them out! The vanilla, white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts alone will make you a wonderful, traditional cookie that you can add to all of your holiday platters.

White chocolate macadamia nut cookies are easily one of my favorites, but I really like the flavor that the almond and cranberries bring in. The extra layer is a great twist. Plus they look so Christmasy, don’t you think?

What are your favorite Christmas cookies with a twist?
Hope to see you all again soon!

Thanks so much, Jenn!! Isn’t she adorable!? And those cookies sound so delicious! What a wonderful mix of tastes! Here are a few other examples of Jenn’s work:

DIY Christmas Tree                   Christmas M&M Cookies                    Cinnamon Candle

Go check Jenn out! You can find here over on her blog: With Luck, on Facebook, on Pinterest, and on Twitter! Make sure to give her some love from LPH!


 
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5 thoughts on “White Chocolate, Cranberry, Macadamia Nut Cookies {Guest Post}

  1. Talitha! You are way too kind. Thank you so much for having me at LPH. Your blog makes these cookies look so good, I’m craving them all over again. I hope your enjoying your family time!
    xo, Jenn

  2. Ahh just found your blog–I’m a Chicago native as well–transplanted to Oklahoma! Good to know there are others who are missing Chicago too!! Glad you got to visit your family for the holidays!

    PS: The cookies look delicious!

    xo Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable