I hope everyone had very happy holidays. It's always a busy time of year. I actually made these cookies a few days ago, but haven't had time (nearly forgot) to post until now.
I was having some friends over for lunch this week and post-Christmas, I wanted to make things simple. But of course I can't host without having some sort of dessert. It was the perfect time to make this recipe.
I would never in a million years think to put cornmeal into a cookie recipe. The rest of the ingredients are very common - flour, sugar, butter, vanilla, egg, dried cranberries, white chocolate chips and sliced almonds. This cookie comes together very quickly and they baked for about 15 minutes. The result is a very tasty cookie. The cornmeal definitely adds a different texture and I liked the combination of the cranberries and almonds.
The cookie was also a big hit with my friends. They commented that it was a "light" cookie and they couldn't stop eating them! I can definitely see making them again. They are a great change of pace from the traditional chocolate chip cookie.
It's hard to believe that Lisa and I are wrapping up our first year of baking together. It's been a lot of fun and I have made a lot of things that I would never normally have made. I feel as though I have grown a lot not only in with baking, but in the kitchen in general. I look forward to continuing our baking journey in 2011!