I love to bake and I can follow directions but I DO NOT GO OFF COURSE. There's no experimenting in my kitchen. My brain just doesn't think that way.....until this past Thanksgiving. I love cookies but rarely make them because I end up eating way to many. Self-control wasn't passed down in my genes. So Thanksgiving was going to be my pass to bake a batch - a room full of people I could force to save me from myself & all those calories.
I found some cranberries on the baking aisle, figured they were festive enough and I started looking for a recipe. Everything Pinterest brought my way looked yummy. Cranberry white chocolate seemed to be a fan favorite. But I had no chocolate. Sigh. But I did have butterscotch chips.....and the desire to "create my own" welled up so high it was a shock to me too. Since the family wasn't expecting cookies I figured if they flopped no harm, no foul. But excuse me. THEY. ARE. DELICIOUS. I almost kept them all at home. Doubts are high that I'll be this adventurous & successful again, but fingers crossed!
*Disclaimer: I don't love cranberries. I don't even really like them - they are too bitter. But the butterscotch is a perfect pairing - sweetened up the cookie without overpowering the cranberries. If you aren't a cranberry fan, I would only use 3/4 cup cranberries in your batch*
This recipe was adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction