We were introduced to craisin chocolate chunk cookies at The Pacific Cookie Co. during out trip to Santa Cruz, CA last month. My mother completely fell in love with them, but knew she would need to create a copycat recipe of her own since she would be leaving California soon. She did, immediately upon returning home, and here it is...
Craisin Chocolate Chunk Cookies
2 3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups chocolate chunks (or about one and a half packages)
1 cup craisins
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Step 1: In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients with a whisk.
Step 2: In a large bowl, combine softened butter and sugars by hand until smooth and creamy. To this mixture, add eggs and vanilla.
Step 3: Pour flour mixture into sugar mixture and mix by hand until smooth.
Step 4: Add craisins, nuts and chocolate chunks to dough and stir until combined.
Step 5: On a greased cookie sheet, drop 1 inch balls about 2 inches apart, and bake at 375 degrees F for 7 to 9 minutes, or until very lightly browned.