Saturday, 10 January 2009

Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are from 'Feast' by Nigella Lawson, and are very nice! I reduce the amount of sugar to avoid them being too sweet, because the choc chips add a lot of sweetness.

You cream together the butter and sugar, beat in the egg and vanilla, then the combined flour, baking powder, salt and oats. Stir in the cranberries, nuts and choc chips.

Cook tablespoonfuls of the mixture on a lined baking tray at 180 C for 15 min or until tinged with gold.

140 g flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
75 g rolled oats
125 g soft unsalted butter
50 - 75 g brown sugar
70 - 100 g caster sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
75 g dried cranberries
50 g pecans, chopped
100 g white choc chips

Part of today's lunch - bread rolls (from the bread shop), apricots, cookies (as above) and blueberry buttermilk cake.


Coby said...

I admire your confidence in changing the quantity of an ingredient in baking Arista - I'm not one to do that, I just know I'd then stuff it up completely. You obviously have a feel for baking, and your cookies look wonderful!

arista said...

thanks Coby - I often reduce the sugar in recipes, the first time I made these everyone found them too sweet, so that's why I reduced the sugar. I always reduce the sugar in Nigella's recipes, but not in anything I've made from Tessa Kiros' books - she must be less of a sweet tooth!