WHITE CHOCOLATE CHERRY CHRISTMAS COOKIES
LET’S GET BAKING
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without baking cookies – and a lot of them. The scent of warm, freshly baked cookies is one of my favourites, especially when it feels up the whole house and gives that cosy, festive vibe. I decided to try my hand at a new recipe, and they turned out great!
I actually had intended on using cranberries in this recipe, but I had trouble finding them – none of the grocery stores in my area had any. So, I opted for cherries, and they provided the perfect amount of flavour and juiciness. You can choose any berry you like, but I definitely recommend trying out the cherries.
This recipe makes around 36 cookies depending on size – I like to mix it up a little and do a few different sizes, but you do you!
- 250g butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 1/2 cups plain flour
- 1/3 cup cherries, roughly chopped
- 200g white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius, and grease 3 baking trays.
- Use an electric mixer to cream butter, both sugars, and vanilla essence until light and fluffy.
- Add one egg at a time, beating well in between.
- Add baking powder, flour, cherries and chocolate chips. Stir with a large wooden spoon until fully combined.
- Spoon mixture onto baking trays in size you’d like, and flatten slightly with the back of the spoon.
- Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until golden.
- Remove from oven and let rest on trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack (or eat ’em while they’re hot!)
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe; let me know what your favourite thing to cook during the festive season is!