Nov 28, 2012

Cranberry, Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies

Cranberry, Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies

I was randomly drying stuff—one of my favourite pastimes these days—when it dawned on me that I could dry some cranberries as well. Always good to keep on hand.

And so I did. Lots of them. And then I put them into cookies… along with macadamia nuts and big chunks of white chocolate. Because I didn’t want to break out the kMix, I used my food processor instead making it a really, really fast recipe.

They turned out sinfully good!

 
Ingredients:

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup (light) brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 cup macadamia nuts
9 oz white chocolate
1 cup dried cranberries

 
Directions:

I used my food processor to chop the macadamia nuts. Transfer them to a bowl.
Cranberry, Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies

I couldn’t get my hands on chocolate drops, so I just chopped it in my food processor as well. Transfer the chocolate to a bowl.
Cranberry, Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies

In your food processor bowl you combine the brown and granulated sugar.
Cranberry, Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies

Add a big pile of fluffy and creamy soft butter.
Cranberry, Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies

 
Don’t you just want to reach through the screen and steal a bite?
 

Add the eggs and the vanilla and almond extract. Blitz until it turns into a creamy concoction.
Cranberry, Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies

Sprinkle in the salt, baking soda and flour and pulse a few times until just combined.
Cranberry, Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies

Add the chopped macadamia nuts, the chocolate and cranberries and give it a few more pulses until everything is in.
Cranberry, Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies

 
This was the best cookie dough I’ve ever tasted!
 

Use a large ice scoop (about 2 tbsp) and drop dough onto your prepared baking sheet.
Cranberry, Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies

Give them some room. At least 2 inches!
Cranberry, Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies

And bake them at 175C° (350F°) for 15 to 17 minutes. Let them cool on the rack completely!
Cranberry, Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies

They are fantastic! Chunky and crunchy with a slight chewy centre.
Cranberry, Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies

Cranberry, Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies
Ingredients
    1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
    2 cups flour
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    1 cup (light) brown sugar
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    2/3 tbsp vanilla extract
    1/4 tsp almond extract
    2 eggs
    1 tsp salt
    1 cup macadamia nuts
    9 oz white chocolate
    1 cup dried cranberries

Directions
    I used my food processor to chop the macadamia nuts. Transfer them to a bowl. and do the same with your chocolate. In your food processor bowl you combine the brown and granulated sugar and butter. Add the eggs and the vanilla and almond extract. Blitz until it turns into a creamy concoction.

    Sprinkle in the salt, baking soda and flour and pulse a few times until just combined. Add the chopped macadamia nuts, the chocolate and cranberries and give it a few pulses until it’s all combined.

    Use a large ice scoop (about 2 tbsp) and drop dough onto your prepared baking sheet. Give them some room, at least 2 inches! And bake them at 175C° (350F°) for 15 to 17 minutes. Let them cook on the rack completely.

Meal type: Starter, Main Course, Seafood
Servings: 25 cookies
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    10 Comments »

    1. 1

      Yum! Love this combination of cranberries with white chocolate. These are going on my holiday baking list.

      Lana @ Never Enough Thyme on Nov 28, 2012 @ 2:29 pm Reply
      1. That’s what I loved so much about these, the cranberries and chocolate. Those dried cranberries are better than candy… sweet and fresh. Gonna try making them with walnuts as well. 

        Kay on Nov 28, 2012 @ 2:33 pm Reply
    2. 2

      Hi Kay!…Dear, I suffer when I don´t know how to translate the quantities in grams.
      Could you, please, tell me how much  1 1/2 sticks of butter is?….Thanks!

      Rosa Nunez on Nov 28, 2012 @ 4:14 pm Reply
    3. 3

      A stick of butter is 4 oz, so 1&1/2 sticks = 6 oz

      hope that helps Rosa ….

      (Am going to make recipe myself tonight)

      Jer

      Jerry on Nov 29, 2012 @ 5:32 pm Reply
    4. 4

      Made a bumper batch last night & well, there aren’t quite so many left this morning as there were last night :)

      My only suggestion might be that the cranberries make it quite sweet, so I experimented with 1 batch with a sprinkling of kosher salt on top before slapping them in the oven. That didn’t turn out too badly at all IMHO, what do you think Kay?

      Jer    

      Jerry on Nov 30, 2012 @ 8:25 am Reply
      1. Tell me about it! Even I ate several cookies and I don’t even like sweet stuff.

        Oh, but that’s not a bad idea at all! I’m gonna try that with some coarse seasalt. I’ve also been thinking about incorporating some type of rum or liquor.

        Kay on Nov 30, 2012 @ 9:17 am Reply
    5. 5

      How did you dry your cranberries? It’s the season I can grab some berries from the Albert Hein and give it a go.. were they pre-soaked or sweetened?

      Jim on Dec 4, 2012 @ 9:40 pm Reply
      1. I have a food drying machine.

        Kay on Jan 13, 2013 @ 11:49 am Reply
    6. 6

      These cookies are awesome!! I love chocolate, prepared in every possible way!!I’ll try to make this specialty tonight!

      Tara on Sep 3, 2013 @ 4:55 pm Reply
    7. 7

      These cookies look so good, Kay! Esp cuz macadamia and cranberries are my favorite!! :)
      I really wanna get into baking and invest in a food processor instead of mixing everything by hand. What kind do you recommend?

      Mary on Oct 3, 2013 @ 8:04 pm Reply

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