These were very good! I made them very small v(smallest cookie scoop), so no need to flatten. I also didn't have enough white chocolate chips - so made up the difference with chocolate. Mmmm! Nice "different" cookie to have around. Hubby isn't a fan of cranberries - so we probably wont make them again here!
I also used the Craisins when making these cookies. Tried them right out of the oven and they were so good. The problem I ran into was that the next day they were hard as rocks; not sure what happened. I had them in an airtight container, so I put a sheet of waxed paper on top, quartered an apple and placed it on the waxed paper, and by the end of the day, they had softened somewhat. Still had good flavor and I will probably try them again.
I'm giving these cookies 5 stars based on their potential. I made them this week for the first time and learned several things in the process. The first thing I learned is to read more than just the few reviews under the recipe. It wasn't until I was done that I read further and found that after soaking the cranberries for 8 minutes in boiling water, they should be dried after they are drained! I went straight from the colander to the mixer and my dough was way too moist. The second thing I learned is not to bake them on the Air Bake trays (at least not in my oven). If held up to the light, you can see the day after tomorrow thru the first tray of cookies but the second tray, baked on a regular cookie sheet, came out fine. The bottom line is they taste great and I will definitely make them again.
These turned out wonderful with the following changes - increased butter to 3/4 cup, steeped crasins and reserved liquid, which I added as needed to batter when mixing to keep it moist and pliable enough for my hand mixer. Because I used the cranberry liquid, I did not add vanilla as others had mentioned in their reviews. I dropped by heaping teaspoon instead of tablespoon. Cookies came out moist, browned up along the edges, and were properly baked inside at 10 minutes. These changes corrected the shortcomings mentioned in previous reviews.