American Pride Cookies

Cookies are always a big hit here.  I've been tweaking this recipe since 2005 when I entered it into a local cookie contest.  It's loaded with delicious dried fruit and white chocolate chips.  I go with dried cherries and blueberries when I want to make the patriotic version.   Do buy good quality white chocolate, there really is a difference in taste with the store brand.

If you can't find the superfine sugar, you can make it at home by pulsing granulated sugar in a food processor to break the crystals down.  This is NOT the same as powdered sugar. To get uniform cookies, I like to use a cookie scoop. This helps them all bake evenly.

These are great on their own, but they make wicked good ice cream sandwiches too! If you aren't a fan of white chocolate, you definitely can use semi-sweet, milk or dark.  I've also used cherry flavored dried cranberries in place of the cherries.

Thank you to Ellen from Family Around the Table for hosting our Red, White and Blue celebration and to all of the #FestiveFoodies for sharing their #4thofJulyrecipes!




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American Pride Cookies
Ingredients
  2 sticks butter -- softened
     3/4c superfine sugar
     3/4c light brown sugar
  2 eggs
  2 1/4c bread flour
  1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  1t salt
  1c dried cherries or dried cherry flavored cranberries
  1c dried blueberries
     2/3c white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate
    Directions
    Beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in eggs. Sift in flour, salt and baking powder. Mix to combine. Add cranberries, blueberries and white chocolate chips, mix well. Chill mixture for at least one hour.

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop dough onto parchment-lined sheets, 8 per sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool 5 minute on sheets, then move to wire rack to cool completely.

    Yield 3 ½ dozen cookies.
    Adapted from a recipe I created for a local cookie contest in September 2005.




    Comments

    1. Oh, I can just imagine how great these would be with ice cream sandwiched between them...YUM!!!

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    2. These cookies look fantastic. Love the berries!! Soft and chewy. YUM!

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      1. The fruit makes them perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast, at least in my view ;)

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    3. I never tried super fine sugar for cookies. Thanks for the tip, these cookies look amazing!

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      1. I had originally bought it for a different dessert, but then ended up trying it in these and loved the end result. :)

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    4. Loving these cookies. Thanks for sharing Jolene.

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      1. My guys do too, I actually had to hide a few in order to get any myself :)

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    5. I love your take on the red white and blue!! Looks so delicious.

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    6. Yum! these are perfect for summer parties!

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