Sunday, May 2, 2010

White Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cookies

My sister Krissy makes great chocolate chip cookies and one of my favorites is White Chocolate Chip. I found this variety with dried cherries and it was a great addition to the taste and consistency of the cookie.

White Chocolate Cherry Cookies

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 large egg

2 tsp vanilla extract

2/3 white chocolate chips

2/3 cup dried cherries (coarsely chopped, if cherries are very large)

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.Mix in the flour mixture, followed by the white chocolate chips and dried cherries.

Drop tablespoonfuls of dough (1-inch balls) onto prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are just beginning to turn a light golden color around the edges. Cool for about 5 minutes on the baking sheet until cookies are completely set, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 2 dozen.

Bon Appetit!