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.Brrrr, 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!It 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!What? You want to see another photo? Oh, ok here it is on Friday (before the rain, and the border)…Fortunately 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!
I 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)
- Beat together butter and sugars until pale and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time and beat well between each addition, then mix in the honey, vanilla and cinnamon.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.