CherrapenoBannerJPEG 750

Friday, 15 February 2008

Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

While looking for a way to use up some dried cranberries, I came across this Bill Granger recipe which was printed in the November issue of the Observer Food Monthly magazine. The cookies are packed full of oats, cranberries and chocolate. They are soft and chewy with a delicious tang.

cranberry white chocolate cookie 2388

Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

Makes approx 30

150g unsalted butter, softened
165g firmly packed-brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla extract
125g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
200g rolled oats
140g white-chocolate chunks
85g dried cranberries

Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4 and line three baking trays with baking parchment. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add the oats, chocolate and cranberries and stir together. Add to the creamed mixture and stir together well.

Roll small tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place on the baking trays. Flatten the balls with a fork dipped in flour.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until pale golden. Leave to cool on the trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

(Printable Recipe)

Cranberry  and white chocolate cookie 2388 b

This content belongs to Nicisme at Cherrapeno. All writing and photography copyright N Fowers © 2007-2008 unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved. cherrapeno.blogspot.com
.

23 comments:

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

I'm not particularly grabbed by dried cranberries, but I think I'd happily snatch a few of these cookies. They look great!

Jules said...

Now I have some dried cranberries to use up, but have given up biscuits for lent. Do you think I could get away with these delicious looking cookies not classing as biscuits ;)

If you don't mind me asking, what camera and lens do you use as your photos always seem so clear and crisp.

nicisme said...

aforkfulofspaghetti - thanks! You could swop the cranberries for any dried fruit, cherries are excellent!

Jules - I'm sure you could!!
I use a Canon Powershot A640. It's only small but it takes great photos and I can pop it in my bag or coat pocket when I go away.

Bellini Valli said...

I agree your camera always takes great shots :D You always make your dishes look so mouthwatering :D

Patricia Scarpin said...

These are wonderful, Nic!! And I'm such a fan of Bill's...

Marie said...

I love Bill Granger's recipes. They always turn out really well. Excellent pictures of these cookies. Cookies are not easy things to take photos of in my opinion but you have done a wonderful job here!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Does Bill Granger have a bad recipe? I don't think so. Boy, do these cookies look chunky and
chewy -licious!

Sharona May said...

Your cookies look delightful!! I like the white chocolate and dried cranberry mix. I also agree that you captured a great photo!

Thanks,
Sharona May

Pixie said...

Aren't white chocolate and cranberry cookies delicious! I love them.

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Very tempting cookies :)

I love this recipe, Margot

Sylvie said...

Can somebody remind me why I give up goodies for lent?! It just doesn't seem to make sense when I see yummy things like your biscuits and I'm not even religious! ;)

Rosie said...

Hi nicisme, what a great photo of your magnificent white chocolate and cranberry cookies - drool... I can guess just how moorish these little beauties are! :D

Rosie x

Kevin said...

Those cookies look so good!

LyB said...

Those are beautiful! They look so crisp and delicious!

Cynthia said...

Hi there! Thanks for visiting and helping to discover your sweet-chocolate-delicious blog! :)

So that is what that pepper is - a cross between a jalapeno and cherry pepper... what's the heat like?

I've added you to my roll and feeds and look forward to visiting and seeing you around.

nicisme said...

Thank you everyone!

Cynthia - cherrapeños are medium hot with a trace of sweetness about them.
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Miri said...

I'll be definitely making these, they look devine! I adore white chocolate and love cranberries - so I can't go wrong here, right? :)

nicisme said...

Hi Miri - anything with white chocolate and cranberries is a winner in my books!

Mansi Desai said...

these look awesome! I mande cranberry walnut scones last week; next time I'll try these:)

your pictures are so appetising girl!

LyB said...

Hi Nic!

I tagged you for a meme, hope you don't mind!
http://andthenidothedishes.blogspot.com/2008/02/meme-and-nice-bowl-of-soup.html

Jeanne said...

I was a late convert to dried cranberries (or cranberries in general - they weren't reall big in South Africa!) but once I'd discovered them I fell hook, line and sinker. I love the contrast of the sweet chocolate with the tart berries. I reckon it's a pretty safe bet that I'll be trying these...

Mallika said...

My first time here. Chillies and chocolate is a marvellous combination. Have you tried the eponymous cocktail at Loungelover? A must...

nicisme said...

Mansi - oh yum to cranberry walnut scones, sounds awesome!

LyB - thanks, I'll pop over and have a look!

Jeanne - me too, I wish I had tried them earlier....

Mallika - welcome to my blog. No I can't say I have but if it has chillies and chocolate it must be good!!