Photo: Alan Richardson; Styling: Betty Alfenito
Prep Time
13 Mins
Chill Time
4 Hours
Bake Time
10 Mins
Makes about 5 dozen

Let these coastal-inspired cookies adorn your holiday table with their sweet appearance and delight your tastebuds with their decadent flavor.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.)

Step 3

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

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

Note: Bake time is per batch.

Ratings & Reviews

hammondroad's Review

December 17, 2011
YUMMMMMMM! The first time I made thes cookies I acidently grabbed the almond extract instead of the vanilla! I had alreaddy added 1 teaspoon when I realized it. So I just added 1 tsp of the vanilla. The result were beautiful and so yummy that every person who tasted these cookies asked for the recipe and I hav even forwarded it to friend of friends!! They last sealed in the freezer for soooo long that these are a must have holiday cookie!!!!