Sunday, November 27, 2011

cranberry white chocolate chip heaven



Since i'm so into this product review moment now, i decided to give two thumbs up and a four and a half stars to Starbucks' cranberry white chocolate chip cookie (@Php55.00/pc -- make it gooey warm). It tastes like absolute heaven. Moist, chunky white chocolate chip cookie with big enough chunks of white chocolates, walnuts and bits of the good stuff --- cranberry. Paired with my hibiscus hot tea, it is quite a feast for my bland tastebuds now. I googled a couple of recipes which i hopefully wanna try in the near future. Check it out at the bottom of this post.

So now you're asking, what's with the missing half star to make five? Well it basically goes down to the fact that this is surely sticking to my butt forever. The only reason why i'm not munching on another one.


Brandied Cranberry, White 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup of brandy (to soak the cranberries in, then saving 1 1/4 teaspoons of it for later)
  • 1 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1 cup (two sticks) of butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup of lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips

METHOD:

1 Put the cranberries in a wide and shallow bowl, pour in a bit of brandy. Enough so they're surrounded by it, but not drowning. Cover and place in the fridge for an hour or more. Afterwards, place a colander over a bowl and pour the cranberries and brandy through, putting the cranberries and the brandy they soaked in aside.
2 Preheat oven to 375°F. Beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugars and beat again until light, fluffy and well incorporated.
3 Add the eggs, vanilla extract, and add 1 1/4 teaspoons of the brandy that the cranberries soaked in (as for the rest, I suggest popping it in a glass and topping it off a bit for yourself). Beat well until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl midway through to ensure even mixing.
4 Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt, then add to the mixture a bit at a time, beating until just mixed. Fold in the brandy soaked cranberries and white chocolate chips. Let chill for 15 minutes in the fridge.
5 Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (a baker's best friend) and place rounded spoonfuls down on the sheet. Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for a minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.



here's the link where i got the recipe as well as the yummy pic: cookie recipe
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