Saturday, December 19, 2015

Melanie Dickerson; Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

I am enjoying these festive cookie recipes. All of them have been fabulous and fun--not to mention delicious. Today I have the lovely Melanie Dickerson, author of Inspirational Romance. Her writing is as delightful as she is!  See what she is sharing---

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 or 2 Tbsp. milk
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries
¾ cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Cream butter, sugars, vanilla, 1 Tbsp. milk, and eggs. Add flour and baking soda and mix well. Then add remaining ingredients, and if the batter is too thick, add a little more milk. Drop spoonfuls of batter 2 inches apart on baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes.

This just sounds festive! And now, what goes with such a wonderful cookie? A great book: 

The one who needs rescuing isn’t always the one in the tower.

Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry.

Fiercely devoted to Rapunzel, her mother is suspicious of every man who so much as looks at her daughter and warns her that no man can be trusted. After a young village farmer asks for Rapunzel’s hand in marriage, Mother decides to move them once again—this time, to the large city of Hagenheim.
The journey proves treacherous, and after being rescued by a knight—Sir Gerek—Rapunzel in turn rescues him farther down the road. As a result, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to Rapunzel by teaching her to read. Could there be more to this knight than his arrogance and desire to marry for riches and position?

As Rapunzel acclimates to life in a new city, she uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life. In this Rapunzel story unlike any other, a world of secrets and treachery is about to be revealed after seventeen years of lies. How will Rapunzel finally take control of her own destiny? And who will prove faithful to a lowly peasant girl with no one to turn to?

Isn't that cover beautiful?! You can find her book here: Amazon

Author Bio: Historical romance author Melanie Dickerson earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and has taught special education in Georgia and Tennessee. She has also taught English in Germany and Ukraine. Dickerson won the 2012 Carol Award in young adult fiction and the 2010 National Readers’ Choice Award for best first book. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and two guinea pigs near Huntsville, Alabama. For more information, visit 


Thank you for sharing your recipe! May your Christmas be bright! I hope you stop by again.


  1. very interesting I can't wait to read it.

    1. I can hardly wait to read it too-- so glad you stopped by Molly!