For my last day of my 12 days of Homemade Christmas I have Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies. These are a fancied up version of a chocolate chip cookie that I love. Throw a raisin in a cookie and I won’t touch it, as a matter of fact neither will my kids. We are of the believers that raisins should not be in cookies and the ones that look like chocolate chips are cruel tricks. If you put a Craisin in a cookie though that story is completely different! I will happily eat a cookie with a Craisen. Throw in some orange and white chocolate chips and you have an awesome cookie and I think it is the perfect addition to any Christmas cookie tray.
Traditionally Chocolate, Eggnog, Peppermint, Gingerbread and Sugar and Spice are the dominant flavors of the season but they are not the only flavors. Are the not as traditional flavors of the Christmas season your favorite? What do you think? What is your favorite Christmas flavor?
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1teaspoon vanilla
- 1 11/2 cups flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1-2 cups white chocolate chips
- ½-1 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, and vanilla until light and creamy.
- Stir in in gluten free flour, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt and stir until well combined, forming cookie dough. Last, fold in your desired amount of white chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
- Cover cookie dough and refrigerate the dough for 1-2 hours.
- Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls (I use a cookie scoop) onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 10-14 minutes or until cookies have spread and the edges have turned golden brown.
- Try to allow cookies to cool on a cooling rack otherwise they will fall apart and you could burn your mouth 😉 Be patient! They are worth the wait!