Monday, 26 November 2012

Recipe - White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies

Well if the name alone doesn't have you salivating, wait until you smell these bad boys baking!

Dried cranberries make anything seem Christmassy in my humble opinion and in these cookies they add just the right amount of tartness to bring down the sweetness of the white chocolate and stop them being sickly

This is an adaptation of a Nigella Lawson recipe from her Nigella Christmas book. If you love Christmas and love cooking and baking you need this book in your life. Believe me, it's the holy grail of Christmas catering, I've found favourites in this book that I'll use for many years to come

You will need

125g soft butter
75g dark brown soft sugar
100g caster sugar
1 egg
1tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
75g rolled oats
40g cranberries (more if you'd like)
50g pecans roughly chopped (or chucked into a freezer bag and bashed with a rolling pin!)
150g white chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees

Cream your butter and sugars in a bowl with an electric hand mixer (or serious elbow grease) then beat in the egg and vanilla extract

Beat in the flour, baking powder, salt and oats then fold in the cranberries, pecans and chocolate chips

Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls with your hands and press onto a baking sheet, giving them a little squish to flatten them slightly

Bake for 15 minutes - they will be a pale gold colour when done

Set the baking tray onto a cool surface for 5 minutes whilst the cookies harden enough for you to slip a spatula underneath them and remove to a wire rack

Enjoy with a cup of tea!

Let me know if you give this recipe a try!


  1. Yummy! I'll be making these when I have the next opportunity :)
    Frankie xx

  2. Mmmm these sound delicious! May just have to give these a try x

  3. mmmm i love white choc & cranberry cookies. these look so yummy. I also love your kitchen sign :)x

  4. Haha, my mum has that dinner choices sign. You're a very wise lady Rachael! ;) xx

  5. Ooh yum, what a great combination. I'll definitely have to give these a go! xx

  6. Cranberry and white chocolate cookies are the best at winter, I've made other recipes before but will give this one a go too as mine always taste a little funny (: xx

  7. Ahhhh, coincidence! My friend recently gave me a packet of cinnamon dried cranberries and I was unsure what to do with them. Will definitely give this recipe a try now :-) looks delish xx

  8. They look lush! Instead of vanilla extract as a liquid, I use vanilla paste, it doesn't make much more of a difference but obviously it's thicker and I personally think it's much easier to handle and work with. You can get vanilla paste from Waitrose if you want to give it a go x

  9. Cranberries are very powerful antioxidants so I'm going to rename these HEALTHY COOKIES so I don't feel bad about eating hundreds of them when I make them. yum yum yum xx

  10. Rachael darling, can you do some more recipe posts when you get the chance? They always make me drool x


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