{Cookie Week} White Christmas Cookies

After a week of virtual shopping, we worked up quite an appetite at HAP and during the holidays there’s just one thing that hits the spot – Christmas cookies! This year we’re putting a twist on things by drawing recipe inspiration from our favorite Christmas carols. So tie on your aprons, pop on that playlist and get ready to get into the spirit of things with us!

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas…

Growing up when everyone else was watcing It’s a Wonderful Life, my family was singing and dancing to White Christmas so I couldn’t resist paying tribute to Bing and his crew with my carol cookies. These White Christmas cookies have a little red, a little green, a little merry and bright and of course…a whole lot of white.
christmas cookie recipes
White Christmas Cookies (Cranberry, Pistachio & White Chocolate Cookies)
1 C butter, softened
1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
2 eggs
3 1/4 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
1/3 C pistachios, shelled and finely chopped
1 C dried cranberries
3/4 C white chocolate chips, plus remainder of bag for drizzling

Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt and beat. Beat in almond and vanilla extracts. Beat in flour, one cup at a time. Use a spatula to stir in cranberries, pistachios and chocolate chips, mixing well to disperse evenly throughout the dough. Use a small cookie scoop to scoop dough in equal sized balls onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Transfer cookies to two sheets of parchment paper to cool.

Place remaining white chocolate chips in a ziploc bag. Microwave for 1-1.5 minutes to melt chips. Use a scissors to clip a tiny bit off of one corner of the bag. Drizzle chocolate over cookies.

Makes about 4 dozen.
cranberry, white chocolate christmas cookies

Virtual Cookie Exchange!

We’re participating in a virtual Christmas cookie exchange over at The Avid Appetite! Rachel has gathered some of her favorite blogger friends who are all bringing their favorites holiday treats so be sure to stop by!

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12 responses to “{Cookie Week} White Christmas Cookies

  1. Those look fantastic and so festive. I love pistachios!

  2. Alison

    Oh what fun it would be to bake up a batch of these beautiful cookies, make some hot cocoa and snuggle under a cozy blanket while I watch White Christmas!

  3. i have a recipe just like this on my list. i wanna bake with pistachios this winter!!

  4. These are so beautiful! I love the pistachio and cranberry…and of course I adore the tribute to White Christmas! So fun! Thanks for participating ladies :)

  5. saw these on Rachel’s post..I am SUCH a white choc fan. LOVE the looks of these!

  6. What a great combo! I bet the pistachios would add just enough salt to compliment the sweet white chocolate. And they’re so pretty! Loving the snow on your blog. :) And wanted to let you ladies know, we’re doing a $100 gift card giveaway on our recipe club blog, I’ve linked to it above.

  7. Ok I’m DEFINITELY adding these to my list of cookies to make. They sound delicious and are pretty festive, too! The added little drizzle on top give it a fun look and taste I’m sure! Thanks for sharing!

  8. these look so great! red, green, and white, perfect for christmas!

  9. Marcus

    Definitely going to try these cookies out this year!, they look amazing for sure :))))

  10. Thanks for the fabulous cookie recipes! The White Christmas cookies looks too good to eat! There is a cranberry walnut pie recipe I found and everyone loves it! I can’t wait to try this one!

  11. Thank you for the recipe. I am not enamoured of White Christmas but these biscuits are lovely. I just took so to the vet!! It’s way too hot for the extra drizzled chocolate on top though.

  12. Pingback: Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: White Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Cookies | No Empty Chairs

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