It’s day four over at the blog party, which is sponsored by Bottlewise and Glow Mama. Today’s question is,
What is your favorite Holiday recipe, describe your Holiday table, biggest holiday cooking disaster?

Because I’ve always been a guest, rather than the host, I don’t have any major holiday cooking disaster stories, or a Holiday Table…or a table at all for that matter.  We don’t have a dishwasher, washing machine or driveway, either.  We’re city folk (and not the uber rich kind), remember?  So, I have no centerpieces to share or  major disasters for you to laugh at, either.

Oh, wait!  I did have a recent cooking disaster!  I accidentally blew up dinner—oops!  I’ll have to post about that.  But first, let’s talk about some delicious treats.

I love to bake and actually try to bake as much as possible before Christmas.  I love giving baked goods to neighbors and good friends.  The holidays just aren’t the same without a variety of home-baked goods!

So, here is one of my favorite recipes ever.  And you know, because all baked goods should include booze :)
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White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies
Yields: 24 servings

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon brandy

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries

1.     Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
2.     In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and brandy. Combine the flour and baking soda; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the white chocolate chips and cranberries. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
3.     Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. For best results, take them out while they are still doughy. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.