I made a batch of cookies this past weekend and surprised myself with the results. I started with the recipe for "Apricot Almond White Chocolate Chip Cookies" from Dede Wilson's A Baker's Field Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies.
The bad news? I was fresh out of apricots. The good news? I had plenty of dried cranberries on hand.
And the result? Delicious! The cranberries were a nice change of pace and the tartness was easily balanced by the white chocolate. The red cranberries were quite festive.
If you're looking to kick your cookie recipes up a notch this holiday season, try throwing some cranberries in there. Use them in place of raisins for oatmeal raisin cookies, or add them to a blondie recipe. Be creative, and enjoy!