Red, White, and Blue Cookies with Newman’s Own Organics Dried Fruits

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        We had never had the dried fruit or Hermit cookies before.  The cookies were soft, sweet, and delicious.  We finished them off in just two days.  The dried fruits were pretty awesome as well.  We liked the dried apples the best because they were soft and just a little bit sweet.  I ate them plain while my husband enjoyed them on his yogurt.  The berry blend was tasty too.  I enjoyed the different tart and sweet flavors.  The cranberries were perfect in my organic granola mix.  My husband is already asking when we can buy the apples again.

    When deciding what to make I immediately thought of something red, white, and blue because the berry mix contains cherries, cranberries, and blueberries.  I figured if I added in white chocolate I could make the perfect patriotic dessert.  These red, white, and blue cookies were perfect.  They had a delicate sweetness from the brown sugar, a tartness from the dried fruit, and a smooth creaminess from the white chocolate.  They were the all around perfect cookie.  We took some to our friends and they were devoured in minutes. 

Red, White, and Blue Cookies (adapted from Cookie Madness)
1 1/4 c. flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
5 T. butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 T. granulated sugar
1/4 c. applesauce
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. Newman’s Own Organics dried berry blend
1/4 c. Newman’s Own Organics dried cranberries
3 oz. white chocolate, cut into chunks

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2.  In a medium bowl cream together the butter and two sugars.  Stir in the applesauce and mix well.

3.  Add the egg, vanilla, and cinnamon to the butter mixture and beat for 30 seconds.

4.  In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

5.  Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until well combined.

6.  Fold in the dried berries and white chocolate chunks.

7.  Drop heaping teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.  Remove to a wire rack and cool completely.



  1. Mixed Berry sounds delish. I bet they would be good in oatmeal or yogurt.
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  2. I’ve tried apples and cranberries before so I would love to try the mixed berry.

    Also, my favorite cookie to bake is white chocolate and cranberry. This variation would probably make me very happy.

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