You may have noticed that I have not been around for a few days. Dominic, our girls and I drove to California for our Annual Thanksgiving family reunion. Dominic’s family has been getting together for reunions for over thirty years, and I feel blessed to be a part of them and his remarkable, incredible family.
Bop bop, Dominic’s dearly departed grandfather and Patriarch of our family, was not with us this Thanksgiving, and he was sorely missed. I feel sure he was with us in spirit though, and was thrilled that we are continuing the tradition.
We not only got to spend quality time with family, but as a bonus we also got to see some very dear friends, and catch up a bit. I baked a small batch of these cranberry chocolate chip cookies, and brought them along on our car trip to share.
I have been cooking a lot with fresh cranberries lately, and I thought I would add them to one of my favorite basic chocolate chip cookie recipes. In the end, I also threw in some white chocolate chips, and they were amazing with the fresh cranberries. This is a sweet cookie despite the tart cranberries. Feel free to store this cookie dough covered in the refrigerator for a few days. You can also flash freeze individual balls, and store them in a freezer bag until ready to bake.
Cookie dough parties are right around the corner, and this is a great dough to bring. They would look beautiful in a holiday cookie tin, and anyone who receives them is sure to feel very special.
I like these soft, so I bake them until they get puffy, slightly crinkly on top, and a touch golden around the edges. They deflate a little after you take them out of the oven, and get lumpy, bumpy and pretty. If you like a crispy cookie, cook them a few more minutes so they get a little more color. Either way you like them, let them cool a bit on the sheet tray, as they will be more sturdy, when you transfer them to a wire cooling rack.
This recipe is adapted from Lovin’ From The Oven, Best Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, Best Chocolate Chip Cookie. I hope you make and enjoy these cookies, with your family and friends, for the holidays and beyond.
|Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies|
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