Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies

15 Jul 2014

Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies

Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies

My blog is quickly becoming a dessert blog, and frankly, I'm kind of happy about it.

I was never the chef in the family. That was always my sister. In fact, when I was 7 and my sister was 6, we started a "business", or so we would like to think of it, called "Charmaine's Family Restaurant". My sister's name is of course Charmaine. Named after her because she was the cook behind it.

My sister made menus, and created meals such as "daddy's big breakfast" or "mommy's breakfast plate". Prices were reasonable, or so we thought when we were that young. I think we gave the "daddy's big breakfast" the large (or so we thought) sum of $0.50. But my job was to be the waitress. After about 2 days, my sister fired me. I think I tried to cook the omelette but burned it.

The first job I ever had, and I got fired before I entered the double digits. What a disappointment.

Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies

Ever since that day, I seem to have let my sister do all the cooking. Which meant I did all the baking. In my opinion, I think I came out on top.

I might try cooking some more later, but for now, I will leave you with yet another cookie recipe.

I kind of wish I saved this for Christmas, seeing as the colors look so festive, but I just couldn't wait. I bought some pistachios, and damn it, I wanted to use them. These cookies lasted all of 2 days. 1 and maybe a quarter if you wanted to be more accurate. I will definitely be making these again.

Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies

Cranberry Pistachio White Chocolate Cookies
printable recipe

What you'll need:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried pistachios
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. 
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt until fully combined. Slowly mix the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients, and mix until fully incorporated.
  4. Fold in the oats, cranberries, pistachios and white chocolate until fully incorporated.
  5. Place the dough by tablespoonfuls onto lightly sprayed baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are beginning to brown on the edges. Remove from oven and allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Adapted from Closet Cooking

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  1. Those sound delicious! Love the flavors you combined in here. :)

  2. love the way that cookie looks... so chunky...

  3. Hah, aww I wouldn't mind a big breakfast for 50 cent, I'll tell you that! That's so funny about the little business you had as a child though! I remember my friend and I would save all the empty (and watched out) milk cartons, jam jars, and whatnot and have a little shop in the playground outside on our street, it was so much fun!

    This recipe looks and sounds SO great! I have everything but the chocolate chips, but I do have some cacaonibs and could maybe make an "adult" version, og just use cranberries and pistachios, those two ingredients themselves are such a treat :D I hope you're having a wonderful week so far :) x

  4. Nice combination. The cookies look heavenly!

    ela h.
    Gray Apron

  5. Cathleen, I like the look of the cookie. Must try cookies with pistachio!

  6. Who would mind such dessert like cookies with cherries, pistachios and white chocolate?! The more such desserts you have the better!

  7. Hi Cathleen, baking is so much more precise, I have only been at it a few years, but I think it is a lot harder than cooking. Love your recipes, and the direction your blog is going!

  8. Really it was unfair of her to fire you, waitresses aren't supposed to know how to cook!

  9. Too funny! I love that story. Sounds like something me and my sister would do. Well, fired or not you definitely have some baking skills :D

    These cookies look delicious! I love the combination of cranberries and pistachio.

  10. These cookies look so magnificent, delicious looking and so sweet :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  11. you are baking very well now and i'm sure you will be a good cook as well in the future! gambateh!!

  12. These cookies look fantastic! Love the cranberry pistachio combo and with the white chocolate chips? They sound perfect!

  13. I would love to be just a baker, but I am afraid that I eat everything I bake, which is not good for me. I have no self control! But being the waitress-now that means collecting the money-doesn't it? Great cookies!

  14. Yum! That shot of the cookie with a bite out of it is basically what I want to be looking at in real life right now... I need to make these soon! :)

  15. Haha, that is such a cute story! I would totally pay $.50 for a big breakfast. :) And I fully support the dessert blog idea. :) These cookies look awesome!

  16. Set a platter of these in front of me and just watch them disappear! What a GREAT cookie!!!

  17. Cranberry pistachio white chocolate is such an amazing combo and these cookies look amazing! Your story is so cute and reminds me if how when I used to babysit, we would play restaurant... I was waitress AND chef (and menu creator, busboy, dishwasher...)

  18. I`m with you, desserts & baking for life!! For some reason, I just prefer baking. Even though it gets really hot during the Summer months! Love these cookies.

  19. Stopping by from the Weekend Retreat Link Party! Love this combination of ingredients. Yum!


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