Cranberry White Chocolate Almond Cookies – Secret Recipe Club

by Suzanne on November 7, 2011

Cranberry White Chocolate and Pecan Cookies

I just LOVE this time of year.  Fall is my very favorite!

Dove

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I want to rake leaves then jump into the pile with childish abandon.

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I want to walk miles and miles and look at the beautiful colors, wearing my warm jacket and mittens.

I want to cuddle up with a cup of hot chocolate in front of the fireplace.

I want to bake cookies until the whole house smells like vanilla and chocolate and “home”.

I want . . .

Wait, if I did all of this I would MELT!  It would have to be 20F degrees, not 72F degrees with a 40% chance of rain for me to enjoy any of this.  Geez, just thinking about it I had to turn on the fan.  Whew!

The one thing I CAN do, however, is make some cookies and that is exactly the plan.

For this month’s SRC assignment I was given the blog, Bizzy Bakes.  And boy, does she ever!  Lots of wonderful recipes on her site and well worth a trip over to check it out!  However, being that I had cookies on my mind, these Cranberry, Pecan and White Chocolate Cookies really flipped my switch.Everything about them says “holiday” and “YUM” to me.

Cranberry White Chocolate Almond Cookies

Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup unsalted Butter, room temperature
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 whole large Eggs
1 tablespoon Vanilla
1 cup dried Cranberries
1 cup White Chocolate Chips
1 cup chopped Pecans

Method:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Beat butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

Beat in eggs, one at a time.  Then add vanilla and mix.

Add dry ingredients until just blended.

Add cranberries, chocolate and almonds and incorporate into dough.

Bake on an ungreased baking sheet for about 12 minutes.

Cranberry White Chocolate and Pecan Cookies

Word of warning, these ARE addictive!  I know your family will love them as much as ours did.

Loving the Fall and everything about it!

Suz

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Stacy @ Every Little Thing November 7, 2011 at 6:29 AM

These look like yummy cookies! I like white chocolate with anything.

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield December 5, 2011 at 2:22 PM

Oooo, me, too! And on pretzels? Fabulous! I think you will love these!

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Melissa@IWasBornToCook November 7, 2011 at 7:16 AM

These cookies look so good – similar to one type that I make for the holidays. So comforting!

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Bizzy November 7, 2011 at 8:57 AM

I am glad you liked these. I have made them with dark chocolate chips when I was out of white and they were not as pretty but as delicious. Thanks for baking from my blog.

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield November 7, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Oooooo, Bizzy, these are amazingly simple and breathtakingly delicious! Will be making them many times, but especially for special Christmas cookies from now on. The family could not get enough of them! Fabulous, girl, just fabulous!

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Katrina November 7, 2011 at 9:05 AM

I have been wanting to make a cookie with just this–pecans, cranberries and white chocolate. In fact, I just bought some white chocolate the other day so I could! Definitely very holidayish!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield November 7, 2011 at 6:05 PM

These are a MUST for the holidays. I think it made about 4 dozen. We have about 8 left today. By the time bedtime rolls around there will be nothing left.

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Lisa~~ November 7, 2011 at 9:09 AM

These look and sound wonderful, I’m saving the recipe.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield December 5, 2011 at 2:23 PM

They are dressed to impress. They’re beautiful AND delicious!

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Nutmeg Nanny November 7, 2011 at 10:18 AM

These cookies look great! Cranberry and white chocolate are a perfect combination.

The dove picture is amazing too. Such talent!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield December 5, 2011 at 2:23 PM

They ARE a perfect combo! And thanks on the pic. One of my favorites!

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Mellissa November 7, 2011 at 10:34 AM

These cookies look so delicious, I am adding them to the short list for my Holiday baking.

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield December 5, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Anyone who eats one will have to have another. And another. This made about 4 dozen, so you might need another batch! LOL!

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Carolyn November 7, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Bizzy Bakes was my first assignment for the SRC. Fun blog! And you picked a great recipe to try.

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield December 5, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Thanks so much. I love these cookies. Just fixinto make another batch!

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sara November 7, 2011 at 1:24 PM

These cookies look so festive and delicious-perfect for the holidays! :)

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield December 5, 2011 at 2:30 PM

No doubt. I’m making another batch as we speak!

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Delishhh November 7, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Oh my these just look fabulous!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield December 5, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Quickly becoming my favorite cookie for sure!

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teaandscones November 7, 2011 at 10:11 PM

What great cookies. Love the combo of flavors.

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield December 5, 2011 at 2:31 PM

My family can’t get enough. Maybe because I won’t share??? LOL!

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Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies November 8, 2011 at 1:02 AM

Those look perfect for the upcoming holidays. Cranberries and white chocolate are so good together.

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield December 5, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Perfectly perfect describes them very well. I highly recommend them!

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grumpyshoneybunchShelby November 8, 2011 at 5:15 AM

You are too funny! lol. I LOVE your photos and your cookies turned out beautiful! Grumpy would love these too….since he loves white chocolate!!

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paulchensfoodblog November 8, 2011 at 7:13 AM

I’ll add them to my christmas cookie baking list since we love cranberries!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield December 5, 2011 at 2:32 PM

We cannot get enough of these. I’m going to be baking them through New Years’ I can tell now.

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Ruchi November 10, 2011 at 9:52 AM

These look lovely… want to just grab them off the screen.

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield December 5, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Oooo, virtual food. Might make a great diet plan! Hahahahaha!

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Kim Bee November 20, 2011 at 1:17 AM

These are such lovely cookies. Truly beautiful. As are all your photos. I love your blog.

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield December 5, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Thank you, Kim! Love that you love the pics and blog and I KNOW you will love these cookies. Thanks for the compliments!

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Shayah November 21, 2011 at 7:49 AM

Where does the “almond” in the title come in?

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield December 5, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Good question! You are very observant. I was just testing to see if anyone noticed. Not! I had decided to make them with almonds, but realized i didn’t have any so I made them with pecans. Maybe next time I’ll make them with almonds AND pay more attention. :)

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Shayah November 24, 2011 at 1:50 AM

Made these today. Added a glaze to finish them off which consisted of 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, 1/4tsp of vanilla & 2tbsp of vanilla almond milk. Addictive doesn’t even begin to describe what these cookies are. More like dangerous! :-)

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield December 5, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Ooooooooooooo, girl! I can’t wait to do the same. I’m making some now and they may just get the “Shayah” treatment. Wow, I just thought they were addictive before!

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Alyssa November 30, 2011 at 9:26 PM

OOO YUM!
Come bring this to A Themed Baker’s Sunday over at Cupcake Apothecary where the theme this week is BERRIES!
See you there!
Cupcake Apothecary
http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/11/themed-bakers-sunday-15.html

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Gluten Free A-Z December 5, 2011 at 2:16 PM

what a great cookie! I love all the ingredients. Perfect for the upcoming holidays!

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Thru The Bugs On My Windshield December 5, 2011 at 2:48 PM

Judee, I’m SURE you will figure out how to make them gluten free. And I’ll tell you right now they will be worth it! Enjoy!

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