I’ve been somewhat fixated on Midge’s cookies this morning. I liked them the way they were, but Carol’s idea of making them “Red White and Blue” inspired me to try them again with a slightly different dough.
Here’s the second version. These are slightly less sweet and a bit thicker than the others. The cranberries are a nice addition and overall, the cookie is great. This batch only yields 24 cookies.
Red White and Blueberry Cookies
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (try with 3/4 tsp. as noted)
1/4 teaspoon salt
9 tablespoons butter — softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup dried blueberries
1/4 cup dried cranberries
3 ounces white chocolate — cut into chunks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Have ready two ungreased cookie sheets.
In a medium size bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
In a second bowl cream butter and both sugars. Add egg and vanilla and beat for 30 seconds.
Add flour mixture and stir with a mixing spoon until well mixed. Stir in all dried berries and white chocolate, then drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 12-13 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Makes 24 cookies