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October 10, 2010 / amyjmcintosh

White chocolate cookies

Choc chip cookies were the star of my baking repertoire as a child. My sister and I would bake them after dinner and leave Mum with the job of cleaning up and storing them away once they’d cooled. Eating raw mixture was mandatory, as was taking the cookies out of the oven before they were fully cooked and eating them whilst they were piping hot.

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I was transported back to my days of cookie making when I baked Bill Granger’s cranberry and white choc chunk cookies. They’re not as sweet as the choc chip ones I made as a kid, but they’re probably not as fattening either. The tartness of the cranberries nicely cuts through the sweetness of the white chocolate.

In the interests of being healthy, I cut down the amount of sugar and white chocolate by about a quarter of a cup. The recipes claims to make 25, but I only made about 15 biscuits. Maybe I made them too big. They go nicely with a cup of tea, but be warned, it’s hard to stop at one.

Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies
Makes approx 25

150g unsalted butter, softened
165g firmly packed-brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla extract
125g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
200g rolled oats
140g white-chocolate chunks
85g dried cranberries


Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4 and line three baking trays with baking parchment. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add the oats, chocolate and cranberries and stir together. Add to the creamed mixture and stir together well.

Roll small tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place on the baking trays. Flatten the balls with a fork dipped in flour.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until pale golden. Leave to cool on the trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Feel like some more cookie recipes? Check out my ginger cookies!

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  1. earle mcintosh / Oct 12 2010 10:12 am

    Well this is a definite one for me to try. White chocolate and cranberries. My favourites. Jen

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