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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Elizabeth visits four local bakers to deliver 12 Days of Cookies to you this holiday season. TCL Kitchen Star and the blogger behind “Dining With Alice” is kicking it off with White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies, a delicious shortbread studded with cranberries, lemon zest and dunked in white chocolate.

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12 Days of Cookies is presented by Land O’Lakes. For more holiday baking ideas, click here.

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Alice Seuffert

Ingredients:

2 ½ Cups Flour
½ tsp Baking Powder
2 sticks Land O’Lakes Butter (Salted)
½ Cup Granulated Sugar, plus ¼ cup sugar for rolling
2 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste or Vanilla Extract
Zest from 2 lemons
2 tsp lemon juice
1 Egg
6 ounces Dried Cranberries Cherry Juice Infused (chopped)

Garnish: 5 ounces melted white chocolate


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix flour and baking powder together and set aside.

Cream Land O’Lakes butter, ½ cup of sugar, vanilla, zest from 2 lemons and 2 tsp lemon juice.

Add egg and mix. Gradually add in flour mixture and mix until combined. Add in chopped cranberries and mix.

Form dough into two long rolls and slice into 36 total pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and roll in sugar.

Arrange a dozen cookie balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Press down each cookie ball.

Bake for 15 minutes or until edges of cookies start to brown.

Once cooled, dip half of cookie in melted white chocolate.

Makes 3 dozen.