Thursday, May 24, 2012

White Chocolate, Cranberry & Pistachio Cookies

Preschool ended this week for Mr. Three and we wanted to give a little something to his teachers.  He really loved his teacher and classmates...it is so sweet!  As always, when thinking of a little gift, food comes to mind.  I've especially been on a cookie kick recently. (Why can't I get on a lunges kick, or jump rope kick...why's it always food?!)
The Candid RD had a perfect guess to my little sneak peak photo yesterday!

White Chocolate, Cranberry & Pistachio Cookies adapted from my Tropical Trail Mix Cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter or margarine *I used Smart Balance 50/50
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries 
1 cup chopped pistachios *I used a 1/2 c. pistachios and 1/2 c. almonds b/c that's what I had on hand

Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a bowl, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy; add egg.  Combine flour and baking soda; blend into creamed mixture.  Stir in chips, fruit and nuts. Drop rounded tablespoonsful of dough (1-1/2 inch balls), about 2 inches apart, on silicone mat lined or greased cookie sheet. Bake 13-15 minutes.  Cool 2-3 minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool. Store in tightly covered container.  Makes about 32 cookies* 
*Depends on the size of your cookies and how much dough you eat!
We took the cookies and put them in little tins that I picked up from Target (in the dollar bins). If you are thinking this looks familiar, it's because it is....I did almost the same thing for Teacher Appreciation last year, except I made Tropical Trail Mix Cookies.  Yum.
This cute little printable came from Shaken Together, and I just pasted it onto some decorative paper.
 I wrote a little note on the back and my son signed his name all by himself! 

I thought these cookies were really good.  (Because you know I had to try them several times before I gave them away. Obviously.)  I'm not a huge fan of white chocolate, but it pairs very well with the cranberries and pistachios/almonds.  Definitely a combo I'll be making again!

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I'm linking up today with It's a Keeper, Miz Helen's Country Cottage, A Little Nosh, Talking Dollars and Cents, Simple Living with Diane Balch, Just Us Four, Bacon Time with the Hungry, Hungry Hypo; Local Fun for Kids, Alli 'n Sons, Sweet as Sugar Cookies, Six Sister's Stuff, Eat at Home

7 comments:

  1. this is super cute. you are the queen of well wrapped gifts.

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  2. These are just great cookies that we would really enjoy! Hope you have a special week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. Excellent combination of ingredients: sweet, tangy, salty. I love it. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.

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  4. Oh yum - that's a great combo of flavours. Thanks for sharing it with the Kids Co-op!

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  5. Those look so yummy! We love trying out new cookie recipes! And a great idea for the teachers out there, too! We appreciate you linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We love seeing all of the great recipes and fun ideas! Hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

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  6. Great idea and thanks SO much for linking back to Shaken Together ... glad my printable came in handy!!

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  7. Congrats... your cookies are being featured on foodie friday today. Come by and pick up your featured button thanks again for sharing your recipe.

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