These White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies have got it all: tons of white chocolate, juicy cranberries, chopped toasted pecans, flaked coconut, old fashioned oats, oh my! They are thick and chewy and slightly crisp on the edges with a moist and tender center. They are based on these Texas Cowboy Cookies, one of the most popular recipes on my blog!

 

Somehow I have conned my husband Eric into thinking that watering the Christmas tree is his job. Maybe it’s because he was the manly man who was responsible for tying the tree to the top of the van, hauling it into the house, and getting it all situated in the tree stand. Maybe he has a lingering sense of responsibility for it’s care?

But guys. I am a work at home mom. There are some days when I don’t even leave the house beyond taking my kids to school. I’m literally here ALL DAY. And yet I get these texts from him at work: “I forgot to water the tree again! Can you send one of the kids to do it?”

I seriously don’t know how I got off the hook for this chore, but I’ll take it. Watering the tree is like a full body work out, amiright??

Are you guys real-Christmas-tree people? Or do you go with a fake tree? In my house growing up, we had vaulted ceilings, so it was our favorite family tradition to hike in the woods at a cut-your-own tree farm, and find a 13 foot Christmas tree. Seriously, the star nearly touched the ceiling every year. A real Christmas tree is just one of the things that makes Christmas magical for me!