Thursday, March 17, 2016

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

SO many people have been asking how our wedding went - our wedding was absolutely beautiful and wonderful, but let's say there were a few exciting hiccups (nothing ever goes quite as planned)! You can see pics on instagram!

We got married on a beautiful historic venue on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Since we had an outdoor gazebo garden for the ceremony, we held our breaths the week prior as the weather forecast for Monday through Friday predicted (accurately) nothing but constant thunderstorms!

Luckily Saturday's gorgeous sun couldn't have been more perfect for the ceremony. We held cocktail hour - featuring 312 beer from the local Chicago brewery (our wedding date is Chicago's area code) and amazing Texas Hill Country wines in the courtyard gardens. The reception was held inside a gorgeous European chapel with a giant wedding cake, a silly photobooth, and a DJ jamming great tunes.
The elegance was balanced plenty of goofiness such as our first dance to Pharell's Happy and a nod to Pixar's Up! In the end, our romantic getaway was a riverbarge that took us right to our wedding suite along the San Antonio Riverwalk!

Of course we had balloons, my famous doodles/cartoons, bright colors (coral and light blue!) and whimsy. The perks of being an artist is that you get to make your own decorations, invitations, and signs exactly how you want it - the hardest part is coming up with "the vision," but the originality is so worth it!
Sure there were mishaps - wrong flowers with last minute additions supplements from Trader Joe's and Costco, emergency wedding dress alterations (I lost an inch of weight!), waking up the morning of to an email saying the original makeup artist/hair stylist couldn't come, forgotten decorations, etc. BUT the wedding overall went smoothly, and most importantly we had a blast. There's nothing like being surrounded by loved ones who travel all over to celebrate the big day! Walking down the aisle to my handsome B was a dream. And everyone ate lots of delicious food and partied to the end of the night (yay!).
With all the dinner, drinks, and dancing, our guests said it was the most beautiful, funnest, and happiest wedding they've ever been to. Happy guests + marrying B = a pretty rad day!
These white chocolate cranberry cookies (from Allrecipes) are another flavor of cookies we used for our wedding favors (find out how my sister/maid of honor baked five hundred cookies!). This batch was very popular among the many cousins.

PS. Those are pink ombre tassles in the background which I made for our giant 36 inch balloons :)

Read more of our wedding series here!

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies


Ingredients
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon brandy
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup craisins/dried cranberries

Directions
Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F.

In large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in egg & brandy. Combine flour and baking soda & stir into sugar mixture. Mix in chocolate chips & craisins. Drop by heaping spoonfuls.

Bake 8-10 min. For best results take them out while they're still doughy. Cool for 1 min before transferring.

15 comments:

  1. What a great idea for party favours. The recipe looks good!

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  2. awesome combination of flavors and colors! sounds like you took those mishaps exceedingly well! :)

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  3. Congratulations- it sounds like an absolutely wonderful day! Of course there are going to be hiccups, but it seems like you really took them in stride! Wishing you guys all the best! Oh, and course, these cookies look divine :)

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  4. I love white chocolate but even better in cookie form! These would be a hit at a party.... or just a single party with myself! :)

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  5. The best wedding ever deserve the best cookies ever! You can't go wrong with white chocolate and cranberries

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  6. These look so yummy! I love white chocolate. Congratulations on getting married!

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  7. What a great idea! The colors are so romantic, perfect for a wedding. And obviously...chocolate and cranberries are quite fantastic together. Pinning to enjoy this weekend! Yum!

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  8. These look absolute amazing. I would love to try this recipe.

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  9. Congrats! The Riverwalk is a gorgeous place for a wedding :)
    As for the cookies, I seriously love this combination of flavors!

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  10. These look awesome - I love using both white and brown sugar in baking!

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  11. What a unique idea for a wedding favor. I bet it was a big hit. They look delicious. Congrats on your marriage!

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  12. It sounds like you had a beautiful wedding day with so many amazing personal touches! These cookies sound amazing, what perfect wedding favors :)

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  13. Glad your wedding went well. =) The cookies do look so yummy, pinning for future reference when I'm ready to bake!

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  14. White chocolate and cranberries are the perfect combination. They look so delicious! Pinned it and will try this recipe soon :)

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  15. This recipe for Cookies is great and looking yummy. Last year, we hosted our party in similar style. There were many unique party dishes and cookies. Everyone loved my arrangements at party venues and appreciated my efforts.

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