Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Cranberry and Dark chocolate cookies.



This is yet another baking goodie I have made from The Goddess's Kitchen and the Goddess can really bake cookies and cakes, she is a real proof of that.
She is another baker I never miss a post as I know it will be something yummy she is whipping up in her oven.
The moment I saw these Cranberry and white chocolate cookies I knew I was going to make them. And that was last week. When it comefor baking goodies I am fast.
It is the first time I am using oats in any kind of cooking as I don't like oats ( for me oats reminds me of those mushy mush , I call them thing that my mom and all eat for breakfast saying it is really healthy for you).
I still don't want them for breakfast, but I love them in cookies.
These cookies were really DELICIOUS. I will be making these much more often and they are so easy to make. And the taste it is so so yummy.

I baked them yesterday and when my daughter came home for lunch I told her I am going to make cookies with white chocolate and she told me if i would make them with dark chocolate as she don't like white. So i made with dark chocolate and used walnuts. Maria made them with white chocolate and pecan nuts.
Nags havve been giving wonderful tips for taking pictures in her place . So I did few of the things she wrote one should do.
I took more pictures than usual and my pictures are always so dark, it could be also mostly i take my pictures in the evening or there is no light inside.
She gave a tip take them in your balcony and that is what i did yesterday. I took the plate of cookies to the balcony and clicked hoping next door guys are not watching a crazy women taking pictures of few cookies in a plate :-)

I have to admit the picture is much more brighter than my usual pictures.


Makes 30
Ingredients
150g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
75g rolled oats (not instant)
125g soft butter
75g dark brown sugar
100g caster sugar ( next time when i make, i won't add this sugar)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
75g dried cranberries
50g pecans, roughly chopped ( i used walnuts)
150g white chocolate chips ( i used dark chocolate)

Preheat the oven to 180oC/ 350°F/gas mark 4.
Measure out the flour, baking powder, salt and rolled oats into a bowl.Put the butter and sugars into another bowl and beat together until creamy — this is obviously easier with an electric mixer of some kind, but you just need to put some muscle into otherwise — then beat in the egg and vanilla.

Beat in the flour, baking powder, salt and oat mixture and then fold in the cranberries, chopped pecans and chocolate chips.Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into a ball with your hands, and then place them on a lined or greased baking sheet and squish the dough balls down with a fork.

You may need two baking sheets or be prepared to make these in two batches.Cook for 15 minutes; when ready, the cookies will be tinged a pale gold, but be too soft to lift immediately off the tray, so leave the tray on a cool surface and let them harden for about 5 minutes.
Remove with a spatula to cool fully on a wire rack.
I halfed the above recipe as hey we are just with three here.
Sending this to Aquadeze for her Lets go nuts : walnuts and Pecan event.

48 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks so yum HC!
I think now a days,you are considering no-flash photography and that works out really good!
Cookies are looking sooo pretty!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Cookies looks so good. Nice recipe... Cranberry and chocolate nice combo.... YUM!

Sia said...

ok, where should i mail u my postal address? :) i would love to have full 2 dozens of them ;)

ranji said...

Choc cranberries is a great combo..they compliment each other well ...
So many chocolate tempting recipes in ur blog...enjoying ur valentine day week :)...So many to try out from ur blog ..whr do i start???
I think i will start with this one..will make it this weekend and let u know :)..

pigpigscorner said...

Cranberry and white chocolate! They are a perfect match! Looks really yummy.

Asha said...

YUM!! Looks so delicious.

I saw so many cranberry cookies in blogs this week. I thought may be a cranberry event going on! :D

Hope S is feeling lot better now. I am sure these cookies will make her feel better.

Flu is going on here too, I have a big headache today as well but I never go to bed and relax ever! Can you believe it? ;D

Happy cook said...

Rakh's thankyou i have no idea how to take a pic without flash, with mycamera i always see a flash ; really.

Sukanya thankyou they were indeed yumm

Sai well you can mail you postal address to my mail :-)

Ranji I know i am nuts for chocolate , i can't keep off the stuff. Do try you will love it.

Pigspigcorner thankyou

Asha hi hi atleast we won't miss the event if there was a cranberry event :-)
Shyama is in the livivn watchingtv, she has to take antibiotics too. Well shyama and I are like you when we are sick we nver go an lie down and take rest and Hans always say we are crazy guys for not resting as whe he is sick he is in BED.

notyet100 said...

yummy yum,..:-)

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the idea of cranberries and white chocolate combo. Sounds perfect!

MeetaK said...

cranberry and chocolate really are a classic combination - so i am really liking these cookies!

Pam said...

What a great combination of flavors - they look delicious.

Maria said...

HC, thanks for the lovely mention, your such a sweetie! Your cookies turned out beautiful and next time I'm going to try them with dark chocolate.

Maria
x

Cham said...

Love Dark choc and cran such a great combo! He he I was looking ur plate of cookies when u took pict in ur bacony! Look good ur pict!

Chitra said...

looks nice!!i tried baking cookies sterday and it got burnt:D really urs came out well:)will try..

sra said...

Crazy woman taking pix of a few cookies on a plate in the balcony, I do the same very often, I don't have a balcony but a window overlooking the neighbours, I put my dish on the clothestand or the beanbag and click - always wonder what people make of it.

Elra said...

Choc and cranberry, what a delicious combination.
Cheers,
Elra

Ann said...

Thats a yummy combination for sure...looks crispy and awesome.

Laavanya said...

I was salivating even as I read the title of your post... :) I don't like milk chocolate either... have never liked it infact. Looks great!

Priya said...

Lovely combo..cookies looks gorgeous n yummy...

Varsha Vipins said...

Cookies look pretty..:)..you must hav put ur cam in Auto mode..which has a bright flash..try other modes lie manual..:)

Viki Xavier. said...

cranberry in cookies ... lovely idea. your cookies look perfect and cute.

Snooky doodle said...

These look so good. Have to try these with white chocolate version though yummy.

The Blonde Duck said...

Today is very much a cookie day. Pass me one over!

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Deepa Hari said...

Like the combination of cranberry and dark chocolate....i am sure they would have tasted delicious.

Cakelaw said...

Yum Happy Cook - these look wonderful, and I sure that they taste delicious.

Maria said...

Cranberry and chocolate...YUM!!!

Gloria said...

Theses cookies look awesomw and tasty!! xxGloria

chithra said...

wow looks yummy..

Donna-FFW said...

These look so delicious. I could so go for one right now. Cranberry and chocolate pair so well together.

LG said...

wow I loved the combo of cranberries and white choclate :) Cookies looks crisp and nice HC. Pictures come out good in natural light.

Pavithra Kodical said...

Looks so yummy...Sweet treat to my eyes :)

Sara said...

These look great, I am a huge fan of dried cranberries!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What an interesting group of ingredients with the chocolate, oats and cranberries. I would have never thought of them, but they sound delicious.
Great photos.
Sam

Soma said...

Lovely pair! u are coming up with these delisous things even after holidays are over! ...& i feel like indulging:-)

Sujatha said...

chocolate and cranberry is a very nice combo! never heard of this.. looks delicious!

sowmya said...

looks perfect..and the photos are good..really tempting..will try them too..

jayasree said...

Yummy.. and a winning combination. Liked the rustic look of the cookies.

Sukanya said...

Yum Yum so yummy...Iam drooling over these cookies.

Raaga said...

these cookies look great... I'll try them with raisins :)

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Beautiful pic HC! And the choco-cranberry combi is really a hit!

Adlak's tiny world said...

good cookies makes me hungry... want right now..

AnuSriram said...

Lovely Cookies... Looks so crunchy! Pls pass me some...
Also, eagerly waiting for some of your valentine's day special recipes..

Superchef said...

i was JUST reading about cooking with cranberries in an old edition of Better Homes and Gardens...these look sooo lovely..

aquadaze said...

looks super delicious HC! very nice combo. Thanks for the lovely entry :)

Parker said...

Cranberries and dark chocolate that is a wicked combo. They look delicious.

Kevin said...

These cookies sound so good!

ranji said...

hi HC..i made this cookie on sunday...it was soooo good..slightly more crunchy but didnt mind that as it was really really delicious!!!i loved the cranberies chocolate combo which attracted me to this recipe..i made a very small chnge by using equal amounts of white chocolates chips along with chocolate chips.Thank u for this recipe will post it this week :)

Happy cook said...

Hi Ranji I am so happy that you mad ethese cookies and that you loved them; thanks to maria too as it was her recipe.
Hoof idea of using both the variety of chocoilate, i will try them next time too.