Friday, November 17, 2006

Since You Asked So Nicely...

In celebration of being elected my chapter's Vice President Elect, here is the cookie recipe!

Wolfgang Puck's White Chocolate Cranberry Cookie

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (I like dark brown)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon & nutmeg
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, orange zest and spices, then stir that into the creamed butter. Mix in the white chocolate chips and cranberries. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Side note: I actually use one of those cookie scoops - like a mini ice cream scooper. I highly recommend them. You get even sized cookies and they look a little more professional to me.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. I always take them out when they're still a little doughy, because I like my cookies on the chewy side. If you like them crisper, bake them an extra minute. Allow cookies to cool a bit on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks or brown paper to cool completely.


  1. I will be making these asap.

    You know I lost 7 lbs right? Thanks. Just thanks.
    I would like to know why you worked for Wolfgang and what you did.

  2. Congrats on winning! And thanks for the recipe! Sounds great! I'll have to try it out.

  3. Yay! Another cookie recipe. I'm all ready to start the holiday baking, now. :)

  4. OMG those sound good. And good for you for stepping up to be on your chapter's board! Congrats!

  5. Congrats on the election, Kristen! Diva Domination!

    And thanks for the recipe. I'm saving it so I can surprise dh with cookies. Since I rarely bake sweets, he really will be surprised!

  6. Those look fab... thanks for the recipe:)

  7. Anonymous12:46 PM

    Congrats, Kristen!!! :)

  8. With you as Vice President and me as the Treasurer...what force on earth could stop us?
    ...unless we stop and eat too many cookies. :)

  9. Anonymous1:06 AM

    Boy does this sound yummy! I'll have to try it out. Diet? What diet? Oh that one. Just one won't hurt. Cranberries are good for you.

  10. Anonymous10:03 PM

    Congratulations to you, Kristen!! :)

  11. These sound absolutely yummy! I'm going to have to try these!