Sunday, 9 December 2012

White Chocolate - Cranberry Cookies



I fell for these white chocolate-cranberry cookies when tasting them for the very first time! A colleague of mine had been baking at home and served them in a late afternoon meeting this week.
The piquancy of cranberries and the sweetness of the white chocolate makes a lovely combo! 
As you might guess, everyone was asking her for the recipe - which she so kindly gave us already the next day, so we could bake during the weekend.

These cookies are very easy to make - it took about 15 minutes to make the dough and form the cookies - and another 15 minutes to bake them .
We enjoyed these Cranberry - white chocolate delights with tea and cold milk . . .  Next time I need to bake a double portion - there's only o few cookies left in the jar!






Cranberry and white chocolate cookies (about 12-14 pieces)

Ingredients:

180 g (6,3 oz)  butter or margarine
160 g sugar  (5,6 oz)  - or 80 g sugar + 80 g of a white cane, I used just plain white sugar
1 egg
0.5 teaspoons. vanilla extract (or half a vanilla bean -> cut through the bean, scrape the vanilla paste, mix the paste with about 2 tablespoons of sugar, and add to the dough)
190 g (6,7 oz) of wheat flour
0.5 teaspoons. baking powder
0.5 teaspoons. cinnamon
100 g (3,5 oz) of dried cranberries
60 g (2 oz)  white chocolate, chopped

Instructions:

- Preheat the oven to 170 C. degrees C / 340 F. degrees. Cover 2 baking trays with baking paper.
- Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl with electric mixer. Add the egg.
- Mix the flour, cinnamon and baking powder together in a separate bowl and add the mix, little by little,  into the sugar - butter mixture. Add cranberries and white chocolate.
- Roll the dough into walnut-sized dumplings. Leave about 8 cm between the dough dumplings.
- Bake the cookies until golden brown (about 15 - 20 min. in a regular oven -  about 10-12 minutes in a a convection oven, with a bit lower temperature).
- Let the cookies to cool for about 10 minutes, thereafter set them on a rack.

... Wishing you cheerful moments while baking! 

These cookies are suitable to bake with small children as well, 
since the dough is easy to form to small dumplings -  
the form doesn't matter, since they melt a bit in the oven.


PS: If you make a double portion, you can use the other portion as a hostess gift.






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22 comments:

  1. Mmm, they look so delicious !
    Thanks for the recipe !
    Have a nice Sunday and new week,
    Sylvia

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    1. Thank you Sylvia, I hope you like the cookies as well :)

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  2. They look so delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I will have to give those a try. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you Debbie! Cherish the week with your special guest :)

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  3. Looks soooooooooo Delicious!

    I´m in love with your Blog :D



    Maybe you would like to follow each other?
    Just let me know :)

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    1. Hi Rimambelle, I'll pop by your blog :)

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  4. Hi ,

    Thank you for visiting my blog , and thank you for your beautiful words ...
    Your photos are great , also !
    And so pitty I can't taste your sweets ... I bet there are GREAT ! :)

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  5. These look delicious, and what great photos! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. They do look delicious. It looks an easy recipe so I have copied it. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Linley, I hope you like the cookies :)

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  7. Your cranberry cookies look delicious, I wish I could taste one.

    Have a great week,
    B.

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  8. I absolutely agree with you - white chocolate and dried cranberry are wonderful combination.
    Love these cookies :)

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  9. These looks to yummy. I'll have to make them along with my Peanut Butter Blossoms I always make every Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, the Peanut Bytter Blossoms sounds very delicious as well!

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  10. I think I could eat these any time of year! Printing out the recipe now :)

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  11. WOW! These look AMAZING! I love cranberries and white chocolate. I have to make these. Thanks for sharing.

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