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Cranberry Decadent Cookies

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Makes about 26

1/4 cup all-purpose flour (this is not a typo)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups white chocolate chips, divided
1 cup dried cranberries
1 pinch salt

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease large cookie sheets. Melt semi-sweet chocolate over low heat in the top of a double boiler or in the microwave (at 50% power) and cool. Combine dry ingredients: flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, cream butter. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Stir in melted chocolate. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in 1 cup white chocolate chips and the dried cranberries. If dough feels very soft or wet, chill for 10 minutes. Drop by teaspoons on to greased cookie sheets. Bake until cookies look dry and cracked but still feel soft when pressed lightly, about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand on sheets 3 minutes. Remove to rack and let cool completely. Place 1 cup white chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on medium (50%) power for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue microwaving for 10 seconds and stir again. Repeat just until white chocolate is melted. Scrape melted white chocolate into a ziplock baggie. With a sharp scissors, snip off a very small corner of the baggie. Drizzle top of cookies with zig-zags of melted white chocolate. Cool until chocolate is set.

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Reviews of Cranberry Decadent Cookies:

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  A cookie baker  Dec 19, 2010
Would make this again.
Nom nom nom....:) 5 stars

  Amy in Phoenix  Dec 16, 2010
Would make this again.
This year I added chopped pistachios to the original recipe (I have used dried cherries in the past, but used the cranberries this year) and it added great color and they were delicious! Pretties cookie at the exchange. 5 stars

  maggie in phoenix, az  Dec 6, 2010
Would make this again.
According to my husband and son these are great. Working on a cookie exchange recipe and first batch was soft--and I was worried---2nd batch I cooked a little longer and was still a little worried this 3rd batch I added a little extra flour.I have it down now. They get 5 stars !! 5 stars

  Serrena in Fremont, Ca  Dec 29, 2008
Would not make this again.
These cookies were OK, but too rich for my taste. They were also a lot of work to make 3 stars

  A cookie baker in Texas  Dec 22, 2008
Would make this again.
Made these last night and OMG! I read many of the comments and incresed the flour by a few T and had no problem with removal or breakage. Also liked the dried cherries ideas but had none so used dried cranberries and added cherry liqueur. Delicious!!! 5 stars

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