Soft Sugar Cookies With White Chocolate, Almonds, and Cranberries

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 ¼ cups white sugar
  • 3eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, chopped
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 (6 ounce) package cherry-flavored sweetened dried cranberries (such as cherry-flavor Craisins®)
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Beat sugar, shortening, and butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixture until smooth. Beat eggs, vanilla extract, and almond extract into butter mixture.

  • Step 3

    Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture until dough just comes together. Stir almonds, white chocolate chips, and dried cranberries into the dough.

  • Step 4

    Drop rounded tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake cookies until bottom edges are light golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool cookies for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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