Now Christmas is my favorite time of year. I have been known to put my tree up at the end of November and not take it down until well into January. One of the benefits of an artificial tree I guess. Anyway as much as I love the warm weather of summer; every once and awhile I want a taste of my favorite season. So I decided to play with my favorite cookie recipes, to find something that would fit the bill.
Now don't worry I am not getting to adventurous in the kitchen, I know my limitations. These cookies are so easy and so delicious, I couldn't mess them up.
Soft and chewy, summer Christmas cookies:
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup softened butter
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1/2 chopped pecans
- 1/2 dried cranberries
In large bowl cream together butter, and sugars. Beat in the instant pudding until mixed. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Blend in flour mixture. Finally stir in chocolate chips, nuts and cranberries.
Spoon onto cookie sheet by tablespoon, and bake for 10-12 minutes until the edge is golden brown.