White Chocolate Eggnog Cookies

It’s almost Christmas! And to me, nothing says Christmas like baking cookie after cookie to give away to my family & friends. Last weekend marked the beginning of my cookie baking binge. And I’m proud to say I ate very little cookie dough. It’s a rookie mistake, really. Eat half the dough, get temporarily hyped up on sugar, then crash before you’ve completed all the batches you intended to make. Been there, done that. A few times. I have a few cookie recipes coming your way over the next couple days. Some are classics I make every year and others, like these White Chocolate Eggnog cookies, are brand new. I like to make at least one new cookie recipe each Christmas, so I guess these sweet little cookies are the new kids on the block. The eggnog flavor is very subtle, but adds a warm, toasty note to the cookie. And the white chocolate offsets the tart cranberries just right. So here’s to getting everyone in the spirit by way of their stomach. Enjoy!

Ingredients: Makes 24

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 10 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons eggnog
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Preparation:

  1. Sift together dry ingredients in a medium bowl, set aside
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter & sugar together with an electric mixer
  3. Beat in egg & vanilla, then egg nog
  4. Gradually beat in dry ingredients
  5. Stir white chocolate chips & cranberries into mix
  6. Chill dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour
  7. Roll dough into balls and place on a greased cookie sheet; press dough balls down with a fork
  8. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes

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