Maggie Monday: Like Buttah

Back in the 90’s, Saturday Night Live had a regular character named Linda Richmond played by Mike Meyers. The character was strongly based on his mother-in-law and when she thought something was great she said (in her accent) that it “was like buttah”. Anytime I see a recipe with a bunch of butter in it, I cannot help but to hear “like buttah” in my mind. Maggie brings us a recipe that is definitely “like buttah”! Here it is…

Oh my goodness these cookies are amazing. A colleague made some for me and I couldn’t stop eating them. I hid them from my family. Not a good sign. So, I begged her for the recipe, and here it is. So easy, so decadent. These babies pretty much melt in your mouth. With all that butter, what else would you think? Make these now and eat them up.


Cranberry White Chocolate Short Bread

What you need

2 cups  (4 sticks) butter, softened

1 cup sugar

4 cups flour

1 cup white chocolate chips

1-1/2 cups dried cranberries


What you do:

HEAT oven to 350°F. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add flour; mix well. Stir in chocolate and cranberries.

DROP rounded tablespoons of dough, 2 inches apart, onto parchment covered baking sheets; flatten slightly.

BAKE 10 to 14 min. or until lightly browned. Cool 5 min. on baking sheets.


Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Do not over bake – you don’t want these to get golden brown. Keep them nice and pale. If they are browned, they won’t taste as good!


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Categories: Baking 2, Chocolate, Dessert, Guest-Maggie, kosher, Recipes, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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5 Comments on “Maggie Monday: Like Buttah”

  1. May 27, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    I can almost taste the beauty of that combination. Heavenly!


  2. May 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    You had me at “Butter”. These look amazing!


  3. May 27, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    Hi!! I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award… Check my blog for more details.. 🙂


  4. Maggie
    May 28, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    You could also use half dried blueberries and half dried cranberries and have cute Red, White and Blue cookies for the 4th of July


  5. Janet
    May 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Reminds me of a biscotti recipe I love, but that has pistachios.


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