Nantucket Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies

Nantucket Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies Recipe
Photo: Alan Richardson; Styling: Betty Alfenito
Let these coastal-inspired cookies adorn your holiday table with their sweet appearance and delight your tastebuds with their decadent flavor.


Makes about 5 dozen

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 13 Minutes
Chill: 4 Hours
Bake: 10 Minutes


1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups self-rising flour
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup white chocolate morsels
6 ounces white chocolate, melted


1. Beat butter and 2 cups sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add flour to butter mixture, beating well at low speed until blended. Stir dried cranberries and white chocolate morsels into batter.

2. Sprinkle sugar on wax paper. Shape dough into 2 (6 1/2-inch) logs on sugar; roll logs in sugar. Wrap each log in wax paper, and chill 4 hours. (Freeze dough in zip-top plastic freezer bags up to 1 month, if desired. Thaw 10 minutes before slicing.)

3. Cut each log into 28 slices, and place 1 inch apart on lightly greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

4. Bake, in batches, at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden. Let cool on pans 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks, and let cool completely. Drizzle melted white chocolate, over cooled cookies; sprinkle with nonpareils. Let stand until chocolate is firm.


Note: Bake time is per batch.

Jan Moon,

Coastal Living

December 2010
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