White chocolate & cranberry cookies.

21.8.11

Last weekend I decided it had been a while since any baking had occurred in our house, so I borrowed a couple of baking recipe books from my friend, Katy. One of those books was Cake Days by The Hummingbird Bakery and I can safely say I want to make 99% of the treats in there. 

We opted to make the white chocolate and cranberry cookies for a change, as we're always making cupcakes and a girl can only eat so many cupcakes!

We already had the majority of the ingredients in our baking cupboard, but had to pop out for dried cranberries, white chocolate and light brown sugar.


You will need:

130g unsalted butter
80g caster sugar
80g soft light brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
190g plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (the boyfriend doesn't like cinnamon so we didn't use this)
1/2 tsp biscarbonate of soda
100g dried cranberries
60g white chocolate chips (we broke a white chocolate bar into pieces instead of using chips)

What to do:

Preheat oven to 170C. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

Using a whisk (or whatever mixing device you have) cream together the butter and both types of sugar, then break in the egg, add the vanilla essence and mix well.

Sieve together the flour, salt, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda then add to the mixture in two batches until a dough forms. Lastly, stir in the cranberries and chocolate.

At this point you will have something that resembles this:


Break off pieces of the dough (about 2 tbsp in size), roll them into balls and place them on the prepared baking sheets. Allow 5 or 6 cookies per tray making sure to space them apart from each other (about 3 inches).

Bake for 20 minutes then leave for 10 minutes to cool.


These cookies definitely tasted better a day after they were ready, which I find is the case with all baked things. We had one the same day and they were okay, but the day after we were like "WOW" - completely yummy, nice and soft in the middle, and a nice contrast of chocolate with the sweet cranberries.

The recipe says 60g of white chocolate - we easily doubled this. You can never have too much white chocolate in my opinion!

Have you made these or anything from the Cake Days book? Do share!

22 comments:

  1. These look gorgeous! They look like they rutnred out well! I have that book, and I too literally want to make everything in there! I have only so far made the apple and walnut cupcakes and the coconut and jam sandwiches (they were amazingly addictive!).

    xxxx

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  2. oh WOW! everytime you post one of these recipies I want to go straight out and buy it all to make myself! Bet they were GORGE!x

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  3. I love the Cake days book and the hummingbird cookies are the best cookies i've had! x

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  4. These look delicious! Really wanting to do some baking now, although the boyfriend will kill me if I bake when he's not here.
    xx

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  5. These look so gorgeous and I'm not even a massive cookie fan! x

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  6. Mmm these look [and sound] so good! I've seen that Cake Days book, it looks great - need it in my life! xx

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  7. I love the Hummingbird books!
    I've made the chocolate fondant cupcakes, the grasshopper pie, the angel food cake, and the rhubarb and almond loaf from the Cake Days book - all were delicious!

    xo

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  8. I used to eat these for breakfast when I studied at Leeds Uni.. they are delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe! :)

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  9. Ooh, these look yummy! Definitely going to try these - when I made cookies recently they came out more like biscuits - tasty biscuits but biscuts nonetheless! I wanted soft chewy cookies!

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  10. Looks delicious and perfect for the holidays that are coming up!

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  11. They look delicious, I love white chocolate ! I've got the first hummingbird bakery book but want to get cake days too! x

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  12. They look yummy. I have the first Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook and I love all the cookies in there. The Red Velvet Cupcakes are my fave though.

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  13. These look scrumptious. Definitely going to try this recipe out next weekend! xo

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  14. Mmmmm! Yep definately can't have too much white choc!!!! :)

    http://ramblingbridetobe.blogspot.com

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  15. Oooo these look really yummy! MUST give these a go! :)

    xxx

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  16. Om nom nom. These look delish :)

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  17. Ohhhhhhh, yum! Save me some heheh They look great xxx

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  18. Awwww, yummy !

    check the autumn inspiration ! www.americandreamgal.blogspot.com

    Greets, Chloe :)

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