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Espresso and White Chocolate Craisins® Cookies

Espresso and White Chocolate Craisins® CookiesEnjoy one of these big cookies with a steaming cup of your favorite hot beverage.

Recipe Ingredients:

Cookies:
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder or coffee granules
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (5-ounce) package Ocean Spray® Craisins® Pomegranate or Blueberry Juice Infused Dried Cranberries
1 (4-ounce) white baking bar, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Glaze:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 to 5 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder or coffee granules

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. For Cookies: Combine brown sugar, butter, oil and espresso powder in large bowl. Using electric mixer, beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs; beat until light and fluffy, scraping bowl if necessary. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Reduce speed to low; beat until mixed. Stir in sweetened dried cranberries, baking bar and pecans by hand.
  3. Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 3 inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until edges are golden brown and center is almost set. Cool on wire racks.
  4. For Glaze: Whisk together Glaze ingredients in small bowl until smooth and of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled cookies.

Makes 24 large cookies.

Tips:

  • If smaller cookies are desired, spoon heaping tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen.
  • If you’d rather skip the glaze, simply sprinkle these cookies with powdered sugar.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.