Preschool ended this week for Mr. Three and we wanted to give a little something to his teachers. He really loved his teacher and classmates…it is so sweet! As always, when thinking of a little gift, food comes to mind. I’ve especially been on a cookie kick recently. (Why can’t I get on a lunges kick, or jump rope kick…why’s it always food?!)
White Chocolate, Cranberry & Pistachio Cookies
adapted from my Tropical Trail Mix Cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter or margarine *I used Smart Balance 50/50
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped pistachios *I used a 1/2 c. pistachios and 1/2 c. almonds b/c that’s what I had on hand
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a bowl, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy; add egg. Combine flour and baking soda; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in chips, fruit and nuts. Drop rounded tablespoonsful of dough (1-1/2 inch balls), about 2 inches apart, on silicone mat lined or greased cookie sheet. Bake 13-15 minutes. Cool 2-3 minutes on cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool. Store in tightly covered container. Makes about 32 cookies*
*Depends on the size of your cookies and how much dough you eat!
We took the cookies and put them in little tins that I picked up from Target (in the dollar bins). If you are thinking this looks familiar, it’s because it is….I did almost the same thing for Teacher Appreciation last year, except I made Tropical Trail Mix Cookies. Yum.
I wrote a little note on the back and my son signed his name all by himself!
I thought these cookies were really good. (Because you know I had to try them several times before I gave them away. Obviously.) I’m not a huge fan of white chocolate, but it pairs very well with the cranberries and pistachios/almonds. Definitely a combo I’ll be making again!
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