There are some people who just don't like chocolate. Hard to believe, right? My mother is one of those people. For as long as I can remember, she never liked milk or dark chocolate. This is where my inspiration for the these cookies came from. One of her favorite flavors is raspberry. I thought I would mix dried raspberries with white chocolate (which she does like) in a sugar cookie. Off to the market, but sadly I could not find dried raspberries. I did find, however, razzcherries. I had never heard of razzcherries. They taste like what the name implies, raspberry and cherry. They were in the dried fruit and nut aisle by the produce section at Mariano's. They are cherries with raspberry juice infused in them. They are plump and delicious. The unique form of antioxidants from the raspberry-cherry blend packs a healthful punch. The cookie is buttery, sugary, and light. The mixture of the razzcherries and the white chocolate is wonderful. My two chocolate lovers even liked these cookies. I hope you try them. Enjoy!
Razzcherry Sugar Cookies
2 sticks of unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 cups razzcherries, chopped
1 11 ounce bag of Ghirardelli white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Beat butter at medium speed until fluffy, a few
seconds, then add sugars, creaming the sugar and the butter together until light
Add eggs, one at a time, beating in between, then add vanilla and oil.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar. Slowly add to butter
mixture, beating as you go.
Mix in white chocolate chips and chopped razzcherries. Using a small ice
cream scoop or spoon, drop cookie dough on to cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 10 minutes, but do not brown (you could if you want a crunchier
cookie). Cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire
rack for complete cool down. Makes a lot of cookies. About 45 cookies.
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