Cranberry Bliss Cookies #ChocolateParty

These Cranberry Bliss Cookies were inspired by Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bars. Cranberries, white chocolate and ginger combine to make a most irresistible treat!!!Cranberry Bliss Cookies | Inspired by Starbucks, and oh, so irresistible!!!

Cranberry Bliss Cookies

It’s the 3rd month for our Chocolate Party hosted by Roxana of Roxana’s Home Baking. This month, our assignment was to combine chocolate with cranberries. I have already made two variations of Starbuck’s Cranberry Bliss Bars, so I roamed around the Internet to see if there was a cookie version. Lo and behold, I located a  cookie recipe chock full of dried cranberries, white chocolate chunks, pecans and crystallized ginger. I took the liberty of tweaking it slightly. Since I’ve never experienced the original Cranberry Bliss, I can’t tell you whether these emulate the flavors of the seasonally featured bars. But I must say, they’re darned tasty.

Cranberry Bliss Cookies | Inspired by Starbucks, and oh, so irresistible!!! 

A Winning Combination

These Cranberry Bliss Cookies are truly the best cookies I’ve made in months, maybe all year. Seriously wonderful!You can find my Cranberry Bliss Bar recipes here. But I think these cookies are even better!!Cranberry Bliss Cookies | Inspired by Starbucks, and oh, so irresistible!!!

Tip of the Day:

The addition of shortening gives these cookies some structure. You can use all butter, but expect a flatter cookie.

Cranberry Bliss Cookie
 
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!Inspired by Cookie Madness
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • ⅔ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • ⅓ cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line baking sheets with parchment and set aside.
  2. Cream butter, shortening and sugars. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Mix in salt and baking soda, then flour. Stir in cranberries, pecans, ginger and white chocolate.
  3. Scoop, then roll tablespoonfuls of dough. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake for 12-14 minutes or till golden. Cool for a few minutes on baking sheet then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.

Please check out Dixie Crystals’/Imperial Sugar’s Bake it Forward Mission. It encourages making a difference by baking, and sending a tin of treats to share the love. You’ll love their idea!!!

Cranberry Bliss Cookies | Inspired by Starbucks, and oh, so irresistible!!!

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