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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies with Pecans

Cranberry Cookie
At coffee group today my lovely friend Cara made us all some delicious cookies that had white chocolate, pecans and cranberries in them, there is something about these ingredients that screamed Christmas to me! They were so good that I couldn’t even wait for her to send me the recipe so I could get a batch in the oven, so I googled them and found this recipe but I had to adapt it a little bit to include pecans, I also found it a little wet for a cookie dough so sifted in a little more flour and rolled oats. You can find my adapted recipe below.
Ingredients:1 cup plain flour
¼  teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
¼ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup firmly packed brown sugar
⅓ cup caster sugar
1  cup rolled oats
¼ cup chopped pecans
100g dried cranberries
130g white chocolate chips
125g butter, melted and cooled
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Method:Preheat your oven to 180°C. Line two baking trays with wax baking paper.
Place dry ingredients into a large bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer. Add butter, egg and vanilla. Stir/mix (on slow to medium) until well combined. Shape small tablespoons of mixture into balls and place on baking trays approximately 5cm apart.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, swapping trays halfway during cooking, or until edges are lightly browned.
Turn biscuits onto a wire rack to cool.
Cranberry Cookies Jar Photo from taste.com.au
The recipe is perfect to place in a jar for a pretty and delicious Christmas gift as you can see from the above photo, just like the Sand Art Brownies Melissa posted the other day. To do this you will need a 1L jar and to sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl. Spoon the flour mixture into a 1L capacity glass jar. Top with brown sugar, then caster sugar. Top with oats, then cranberries, then chocolate chips and pecans. Seal jar and wrap with a ribbon along with a card instructing the recipient about what the wet ingredients are and the method to combine and bake.
P.S. Melissa was right, I go nuts for Christmas! My tree usually goes up in November but it won’t this year as we are selling our house. I am also more excited for Christmas than any other year I can remember as I have Max to fuss over and he is old enough to at least enjoy ripping all the paper off his presents!


  1. I go nuts for Christmas too, including making tons of cookies like these, which look fabulous and I will try this year. If I wasn't going back to the States for the holidays in a few weeks, our flat would already look like an xmas tree threw up all over it. No shame in loving the holidays!

  2. Yum! They look fab. I was thing pistachio nuts would do a good job too and have a hint of green?

  3. Love the sand art cookies! They look great! This sounds like a fantastic Christmas recipe!