Sunday, June 5, 2011

One Bowl Cranberry-White Chocolate Orange Cookies

I got a precious new kitten; his name is Francis.

It broke my heart taking him away from his family, so I knew I had to make him feel extra special when he came home with me...

...which is why I made him a house!!

To find instructions on how to make the house, click here.

I also made him some milk and cookies... but he only liked the milk. ;)
These cookies are amazing though!! Seriously good.  Maybe even my new favorite... the different flavors all go together so well.  I was looking for a "one bowl" recipe and these are what I found.  So they're obviously easy, since they're one bowl, but the taste is out of this world!!

One Bowl Cranberry-White Chocolate Orange Cookies
King Arthur Flour
Yield: about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.

1 cup (2 sticks, 8 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft
1 cup (7 1/2 ounces) packed brown sugar
3/4 cup (5 1/4 ounces) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon orange oil (4 to 5 drops) (can substitute with almond!)
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 3/4 cups (11 5/8 ounces) All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 cups (9 ounces) white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups (5 1/4 ounces) dried cranberries
1 cup (3 3/4 ounces) chopped pecans or walnuts
Place the very soft butter in a medium-large mixing bowl. Add the sugars, salt, vanilla, and orange oil, and stir well. Add the egg and stir until well blended. Add the baking soda and flour, mixing until blended. Stir in the chips, cranberries, and nuts.

Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough onto light-colored baking sheets. Flatten into disks, using gentle pressure from your fingers.

Bake the cookies in a preheated 375°F oven for 10-12 minutes, until the bottoms and edges are lightly browned; the tops shouldn't brown, they should still be slightly gooey. Remove the cookies from the oven, let them rest on the pan for 5 minutes, then slide them onto a rack to cool completely. 


  1. The cookies look yummy, and your kitten is so cute!
    Donna v.

  2. Your blog makes me laugh. And these cookies look delectable!

  3. Um, your new kitty is too incredibly adorable. Seriously. And I love that you made him a house!

  4. Your cookies look great, and your new kitten is adorable!!

  5. We love your step by step pics of Francis' House Construction as well as the guide to making terrific cookies. Happy Baking! Irene @ KAF

  6. akjsukhgaaahhh can your kitty and chloe be best friends?!!?

  7. haha! yessss!!
    my other kitties name is chloe! weird!

  8. i'm glad it does! thanks, claire! :)

  9. thank you!!! i think he is, too! let me know if you think of the name because it's gonna bug me lol.

    haha thanks!!

  10. haha! thanks christine!! :)

  11. jenny! thank you!!
    white chocolate is my addiction!

  12. thanks gen, i'm happy you noticed:)

  13. thank you sheila! it took about 3 hours, so i'm glad he likes it!
    i loove these cookies.. i hope you try them, i'm sure they'll be come your new fav., too!!

  14. me too!!! 
    oh my gosh, really? those would be perfect!!

  15. I finally remembered! It's Skippyjon Jones!

  16. We love your step by step pics of Francis' House Construction as well as the guide to making terrific cookies. Happy Baking! Irene @ KAF

  17. Baking SerendipityOctober 2, 2011 at 1:10 AM

    I love dried cranberries! One of my favorite groceries (Sprouts) here in Phoenix sells orange flavored dried cranberries. Can't wait to try this recipe with them :)

  18. Awwwwww...what a cute kitten you have!!! I dreamed out a kitten last night who was feasting on fish! :) And I just love the house you made him!! It's just adorable!!! :)

    The cookies look wonderful too, and I'll definitely keep this recipe in mind. I have some white chocolate that I've been wanting to use, so I might have to try these cookies. Thanks! :)


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