I apologize in advance for the lack of picture with this post. I kept meaning to do it, but some how everytime I went to the table to take a picture I wound up just eating a cookie. Which resulted in a lack of cookies for the photo. I will make this recipe again, probably in the next week or so but I wanted to go ahead and make it available. I also promise to have some more savory recipes up later this week, lately I have been a baking machine!
These cookies are inspired by the AMAZING Cranberry Bliss Bars available at Starbucks. They are by far my favorite food item and I remember looking forward to those rare nights when one would be left over and thus available for mark-out. Alas, this was a rare event so more often then not I had to buy my pastry like everyone else. I originally wanted to make the bars but after finding the “official” recipe and the official calorie count I realized nothing good would come from that. So I decided to experiment in the kitchen and see what I could do. This is one of those recipes were the dough is not the tastiest but everything works out in the end.
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup unsalted margarine, softened
1 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup all natural applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup white chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Mix the flour and baking soda together in a small bowl. Set aside.
3. Cream the margarine, cream cheese, and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add the applesauce and vanilla extract, then mix well. Mix in the cranberries and white chocolate chips.
4. Drop the cookies onto a non-stick pan, with spacing, and bake for 10minutes.
This recipe should result in around 40 delicious bites of yumminess.