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

Serves 3 dozen     adjust servings

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 34 mins

!Inspired by Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/3 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.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1849kcal Calories from fat 942
% Daily Value
Total Fat 105g 162%
Saturated Fat 44g 220%
Transfat 6g
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 892mg 37%
Carbohydrate 220g 73%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 157g
Protein 16g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Cranberry Bliss Cookies | Inspired by Starbucks, and oh, so irresistible!!!

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