Holiday Cookies

We always keep a supply of chocolate chips in our pantry for potty training. Whenever the little guys successfully make it to the bathroom we all get chips. It is quite a celebration. Now that they are pretty much getting the hang of it I figured we could use the chocolate chips for their original intention. And since it is a rainy day – we need something to do – so we are making cookies today!

This recipe is from Ghirardelli chocolate chips, I just changed the add-ins. These are the potty chips of choice in our house and they are delicious!

White Chocolate/Cranberry Cookies


1 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar, packed

2 eggs, room temperature

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

3 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 cup dried cranberries

(if you only want chips, omit cranberries and double the amount of chips or add nuts instead of cranberries)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, and beat well.

In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt. Then blend dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Stir in chips and cranberries.


Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for approx. 15-18 min. until brown on the edges.

Let cool completely on baking rack.


And the VERDICT is:

Matthew (the blender ): The white chips are good but I do not like the raisins, I am picking them out

Liam (the mixer): I like the raisins, I like the vanilla chips, I like this cookie

Dylan (the taster): Mine is the biggest!





One thought on “Holiday Cookies

  1. Great – totally changed how I will think of chocolate chips in the future (but if you think that means you won’t have to bake me a batch of these when I visit, you’re wrong!)

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