Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Back from vacation with white chocolate cherry cookies

White chocolate cherry cookies / Cookies com cerejas secas e chocolate branco

Hello everyone!

I’m back after some wonderful days off and would like to thank you all for the lovely comments and emails – you are just too sweet!

I had loads of fun on my vacation, but must admit I missed blogging... Nothing better than cookies to get back to the kitchen. These are delicious - one of Nic’s great recipes.

White chocolate cherry cookies / Cookies com cerejas secas e chocolate branco

White chocolate cherry cookies

1 ½ cups (210g) all purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup (200g) sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup (116g) white chocolate chips or chunks
2/3 cup (97g) dried cherries (coarsely chopped, if cherries are very large)

Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF; line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour mixture, followed by the white chocolate chips and dried cherries.
Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into 2.5cm (1in) balls* and place onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are just beginning to turn a light golden color around the edges. Cool for about 5 minutes on the baking sheet until cookies are completely set, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 2 dozen – I used 1 leveled tablespoon of dough per cookie and got 34


Ash said...

Oh, I like the looks of these!
White chocolate and cherries are always a fave!

Unknown said...

Welcome back, Patricia! I was waiting and lookin forward for your next recipe and beautiful pictures of delicious recipes. Glad you're back!

Christine said...

Glad your back :-)
And glad that you had some wonderful holidays!

lululu said...

welcome back, patricia!
u must've hd a wonderful trip!
the cookies good as good as they used to be!

Future Grown-Up said...

Delicious - must make these soon!

Snooky doodle said...

simply delicious! one is surely not enough at least I need 5 :)

Abby said...

They look beautiful - fluffy yet crisp on the edges! Perfection.

Anh said...

Welcome back! :)

anna said...

Welcome back! Those cookies look sooooo good.

Anonymous said...

i'm so happy you're back! i kept checking regularly, hoping to see a new post : )

Manggy said...

Welcome back!!! Somehow this just screams technicolor kitchen to me (it's the white chocolate!!) and that's precisely what I love about them! :)

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Welcome back! Are those from your new stash of dried cherries? The cookies look divine.

Julia @ Mélanger said...

Hope you had a lovely holiday! Good to see you back. Great cookies. Yum. :)

Barbara said...

Welcome back!
And I can practically smell those cookies from here! I'm on a dried cherry kick right now too....

Deeba PAB said...

Welcome back. Glad your vacation was good. These are fine come back cookies...delicious!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Ash, thank you!
And those flavors are wonderful together, aren't they?

Ja9, thank you! You are far too kind.

Christine, thank you!

Lu, I did - my trip was great. Thank you!

Future Grown-Up, you definitely must. ;)

Natalie, dear, have as many as you want! :D

Abby, thank you! Nic's recipes always work out wonderfully.

Anh, thank you, gorgeous!

Anna, thank you!

Anonymous, thank you - leave your name next time, I'd love to "get to know" you! :D

Mark, my friend, thank you! You are just so sweet. xx

Lydia, my darling, these are from my new stash, indeed! And I thought of telling people WHO gave these to me, but wasn't sure how you'd feel about it... ;)

Julia, thank you, sweetie!

Barbara, thank you! Dried cherries are just wonderful, aren't they? :D

Deeba, my dear, thank you!

Mimi said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your time off. The cookies look so tasty.

Nic said...

Lovely to see you back, glad you had a super time! Those cookies look very tempting too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Patricia,

I made these cookies a few days ago. They were so good. Here's how good they were. My husband ate four before dinner and he's not really a sweets guy. I gave a cookie to my six year old next door neighbor. His mother asked him for a bite. He refused to share it with her. I gave her one of her own and she raved which is a compliment because she's a professional caterer. Not only are they delicious, they last well. They were as good on the third day as the first. I like my cookies crisp so I baked them for 18 minutes. I used chopped up Valrhona white chocolate.

As always, thank you very, very much for your generosity in sharing so many wonderful recipes and photographing them so tantalizingly.



Patricia Scarpin said...

My dear Ellen, I like these cookies, too, and I am glad you, your husband and the neighbors liked them! I am a big fan of white chocolate paired with sour flavors, and cranberries go really well with it. And you used Valrhona! Impossible to beat! :)
Thank YOU for being so wonderful. Seeing you around here always puts a smile on my face.

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