Cranberry and white chocolate cookies

The weather has really taken a turn for the worse. Today there was a lot of wind, rain and even hail; this is what it looked like on our deck this afternoon.Hail on the deckBrrrr, it was definitely a day for staying indoors, and for the first time this year we had the fire going… which warms the spirits almost as much as the house!FireplaceIt was also the perfect day for crochet. My new project is coming along nicely, especially with the enforced inside time, tucked up in front of the fire today.  I’m almost finished and should be sharing it with you in a day or two, in fact it would have been sooner had I not ran out of the yarn I was using for the border with only about 10cm to go. Gah!Granny blanket 2What? You want to see another photo? Oh, ok here it is on Friday (before the rain, and the border)…Granny blanket 1Fortunately I’ve also finished sewing in all those ends! Maybe if I’d saved some of those ends I would have been able to finish my border… never mind, we can talk more about that soon.

What I really wanted to share with you today was these totally yummy cranberry and white chocolate cookies. Yep, they taste as good as they sound. Chewy, oaty, chocolatey yumminess!

Cranberry white chocolate cookiesI cant take total credit for these delish cookies, though. Ive got a copy of Tana Ramsay’s book ‘I love to bake’ and couldn’t decide whether to make the oat and cranberry chewy cookies or the white chocolate, coconut and cranberry cookies – so I combined them!!! Here’s the recipe if you want to give them a try:

Cranberry and white chocolate cookie recipe.

  • 225g (8oz) butter, softened
  • 180g (6 1/4oz) light brown sugar
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 175g (6oz) plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 250g (9oz) rolled oats
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) cranberries
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) good quality white chocolate (chopped into chunks)
  1. Beat together butter and sugars until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time and beat well between each addition, then mix in the honey, vanilla and cinnamon.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder together and stir in oats. Fold into butter mixture, lastly add the cranberries and chocolate, mixing just enough to combine.
  4. Drop tablespoons of the mixture onto lined baking sheets and cook at 200c/ 390f/ 180 fan forced for about 10 – 12 minutes… until the edges are lightly browned and crispy, but the center is still soft.  Remove from oven and leave on oven tray for a couple of minutes to harden a little, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies, I like to bake about 2 dozen to eat and freeze the rest (in tablespoonfuls on a tray – then transfer to a bag or container when frozen) to bake later.

Cranberry white chocolate cookiesEnjoy! Love Janette xxx

26 thoughts on “Cranberry and white chocolate cookies

  1. Pamela says:

    If it is any consolation the weather is very similar here in ‘sunny’ Spain – but we don’t have your ovely log burner. The cookies look great. I am fairly new to crochet so do you crochet individual squares and sew or crochet them together? I am just dooing a pram cover in granny squares and it says to dc them together but I see your joins look lighter than a solid line. Pam

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  2. Janette says:

    Hi Pamela, Ive joined them as I go, which isn’t the same as joining the entire square, its just joined in between the clusters. Ill be doing a post on the blanket including how I joined them in a day or two xx

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  3. angelphilipp says:

    The cookies sound delicious, but there will be no baking here as temps are going to be in the mid 80’s . The blanket is lovely! Angel

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  4. craftysorcha says:

    Here yesterday was a real “stay in and light the fire day” too! Your crochet looks lovely. I’m making a blanket at the moment and I have left the ends til the end, not looking forward to sewing them all in!

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  5. KatyB says:

    We’ve got beautiful sunshine here in Wales, UK, at the moment – a complete change from the usual weather, which is just as you have at the moment😦

    I really love the look of your blanket, by-the-way, and can’t wait to see the end results – it’s a shame when you run out so close to finishing, isn’t it?:/

    I’ve just copied your lovely recipe, and will be trying it once I get the white chocolate in – the only ingredient I didn’t have! Lol

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  6. Sharon says:

    Your weather forces you to create the ‘warm and cozy’ items. I am looking forward to seeing your completed granny square afghan. Since I live in the northern hemisphere (San Jose, California), it will be a warm 82 degrees fahrenheit today. I love to crochet at any temperature!! Keep warm.

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  7. lovelucie1 says:

    I love a homemade cookie. Your weather looks atrocious! We’ve had a rare sunny day here in Yorkshire, UK. Looking forward to seeing the finished article. I always find the trimming, weaving in the ends and the pressing transforms the finished piece.

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  8. Lisa says:

    I’m making a blanket like yours too!! I’m such a dork though can’t find my piece of paper where I wrote the pattern on. I can’t remember which blog I got it from. I was hoping its your pattern!! I plan on trying your recipe too! Hugz, Lisa

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  9. bartynboz says:

    Those cookies look gorgeous and I am on a diet today – so I can feel my mouth watering! I will save the recipe for a later date!! Thanks for sharing Janette.

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  10. Tess says:

    I want to see that afghan #1 open… I am so stuck on granny squares, but want to get really creative for my couch!!!!! Could you send me a pic & some pointers on pattern? It is just beautiful!!!
    ~Tess

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  11. silverblackbird says:

    Those cookies look yummy, I’ll have to give them a go! Incredibly our weather isn’t doing that today – but that is unusual in itself🙂 The first fire of the year is always special though isn’t it? x

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  12. SilentKat says:

    I look forward to seeing your finished blanket. I plan on working on my first granny square blanket here soon. ;p
    Btw, those cookies sound yummy. Do you think the recipe would work just as well with milk chocolate or dark chocolate? (My mom loves cranberries but can’t stand white chocolate).
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. craftyalleycat says:

    Thanks for sharing the cookie recipe. I can’t wait to try it – it looks so yummy!! We went camping this weekend and were happy that it rained during the night rather than during the day. 🙂

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