Spumoni Cookie Recipe
As requested, my recipe for Spumoni cookies. These are similar to regular chocolate chip cookies, but made with white chocolate, dried cherries, and pistachio nuts. Mmm, I might need to make another batch!
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, softened
½ cup shortening 3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs 1 cup dried cherries
1 cup pistachio nuts, shelled 2 cups white chocolate, chips or chopped
Preheat oven to 375F.
Combine first 3 dry ingredients in a small bowl. Mix sugars, butter, and shortening in a large bowl, beat until creamy. Add vanilla, then eggs, one at a time and mix well each time. Gradually add in flour mixture and beat well. Stir in chocolate, cherries, and nuts. Drop by generous tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks. Cool completely before storing in a sealable container. Dough or baked cookies freeze well.