Cranberry Cookies

Biscuits "Snowy", festive and cheerful. With the main ingredient white chocolate and dried cranberries. Rich in flavor, fluffy and soft.
The cheese icing/ chocolate with cranberries and pink peppercorns, adds the extra touch of beauty and taste.
Build them, decorate them, treat them and enjoy a festive day!
work: 1h:30′ time: 2h:00′ medium:

Ingredients (32 biscuits)

  • 400g (14.1 oz) flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 230g (8.1 oz) butter, room temperature
  • 280g (9.9 oz) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g (3.5 oz) white chocolate
  • 150g (5.3 oz) dried cranberries
In a small bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl add the softened butter and sugar and beat with an electric mixer until the mixture becomes white and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating constantly until incorporated into the mixture.
Subsequently reduce the speed of the mixer and add a little bit of the flour mixture sieved.
When the dough begins to tighten, leave the mixer on edge and at the last stage gently knead by hand.
Add the dried cranberries and the white chocolate, cut into very small pieces.
You don't need to over knead, just to mix the ingredients.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate for an hour.
Taking a quantity of dough into balls mold small size nut and push with your palm to widen. Place the biscuits thinly on pan lined with a greaseproof paper.
Bake in preheated oven at 180°C (356°F, Gas 4) for ~10-12 mins until lightly golden on the edges.
While they are in the first oven pan prepare the second in the same manner.
Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Topping

  • 250g (8.8 oz) cheese cream, room temperature
  • 150g (5.3 oz) white chocolate
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 180g (6.3 oz) icing sugar
  • 80g (2.8 oz) cranberries, finelly chopped
  • 2 tbsp pink pepper
In a medium size bowl add the cream cheese and icing sugar sifted.
In a bain-marie, melt the white chocolate, stirring with a spatula to melt well.
Beat the cream cheese with the powdered sugar and add ¾ of melted white chocolate. You keep a part of it for the final coating.
Take one biscuit and brush on it with a spoon a little of the mixture of cheese/ chocolate. Then spread across the surface until the edge of the cookie.
Immediately sprinkle with the chopped cranberries and pink pepper, to stick onto the icing.
With a fork, take a little melted chocolate and let it drip over the cranberries and pepper, moving the fork from side to side, up and down.
And to reward our efforts first try the tasty delicacy, just prepared.
Cookies are equally delicious before spreading the cheese mixture.
Before coating with the cream, you might want to pack a small transparent bags and tie them with colorful ribbons. Ready for gift.