Sunday, September 5, 2010

Berries and Cream Cookies

I was inspired to make these cookies by a fundraising catalog I was looking through that was selling cookie dough of a similar fashion. I had all the necessary ingredients at home so I looked for a basic recipe that I could build off of. These cookies turned out better than I could have expected. The sweetness of the dried fruit combined with the creaminess of the white chocolate was definitely an awesome combination. The cookies baked up so puffy and delicious. These are definitely a must try!

Berries and Cream Cookies

inspired by
white chocolate and cranberry cookies

1/2 cup cold butter, shredded
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup dried mixed fruit, roughly chopped
1 cup white chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.
2. In a large mxing bowl cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; beat into the sugar mixtue. Stir in the dried berries and chocolate chips and mix to combine. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies just begin to brown. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheets before removing to a wire cooling rack.


Anonymous said...

Thats so funny, I just ordered a batch of stawberry shortcake cookie dough that has dried strawberries, cranberries, and white chocolate chips from an otis spunkmeyer fundraiser. I wonder if this is the same one youre talking about. They sound delish!

Mary Bergfeld said...

Amber these sound delicious. I am new to your blog but will be back often. I love the food and recipes you feature here. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Julie said...

I think I may have seen that same catalog. Very nice alternative, and cheaper I'm sure :)

shannon abdollmohammadi said...

Yummy recipe...just printed for an upcoming bake sale.

A Bunch of Paynes said...

Is 1/2 cup flour a mistake? It seemed really sticky, so I added more.

~Amber~ said...

**A Bunch of Paynes** I am sorry, there was a misprint. It is 1 1/2 cups flour. I hope that your cookies came out ok.

Michelle said...

these look awesome!

Anonymous said...

Excellent post. Thanks.

Peggy said...

I love dried fruit in cookies! These cookies look awesome!

Anonymous said...

I actually bought these cookies from my little cousins fundraiser and they are awesome. I was hoping I would find the recipe or something similar. They didn't have almond extract so I probably won't put that in them but I look forward to making these for my family.

Thanks for sharing

Carol Jardim said...

It looks so yummy! Gonna try those later and let you know!

Robostir said...

These berries and cream cookies look wonderful! Thanks for the recipe and for the inspiring picture.

Tawny @ The Year of The Cookie said...

I haven't seen berries and cream cookies before, surprisingly. They sound amazing!