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Cranberry, Walnut & White Chocolate Cookies: Sweet & Simple Bakes

Biscuits | 1st January 2010 | By

My third Sweet and Simple Bake AND it was another chocolate one – hoorah! It was also a great one to make for Christmas presents. How could I not do it? Thank you Maria and Rosie for coming up with such a splendid idea. As I didn’t have any pecans but had loads of walnuts in stock, I decided to substitute one for the other. I also only used 100g of white chocolate as I didn’t really want to have to start another bar and I thought one bar would be enough. Other than that I mostly followed the recipe as given.

This is what I did:
  • Creamed 125g unsalted butter with 100g caster sugar and 75g dark brown sugar until pale.
  • Beat in a large egg and 1 tsp vanilla essence.
  • Mixed in 150g flour (1/2 wholemeal spelt and 1/2 white spelt), 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt (pink Himalayan) and 75g rolled oats.
  • Stirred in 75g dried cranberries, 75g roughly chopped walnuts and 100g white chocolate (Green & Black’s) roughly chopped.
  • Formed mixture into roughly walnut size balls (36), placed on lined baking sheets and squashed down with a fork.
  • Baked in a preheated oven for 12 mins at 180C (gas 4) until golden in colour.
  • Let cool for a few minutes then removed with a spatula onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Packaged into cellophane bags, labelled and tied up with a ribbon.

I was really pleased with these cookies – CT and I had to do a quality taste test of course! They held together really well so were ideal for packaging up, were nicely chewy and very, very tasty.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year and may your baking be satisfying – both in the preparation and the eating.


  1. Kath

    1st January 2010 at 9:16 am

    These look delicious and very pretty wrapped up.

  2. Chele

    1st January 2010 at 10:15 am

    They look great! I’ve not made mine yet – that’s a job for today lol. Hope they turned out as well as yours have.

  3. mangocheeks

    1st January 2010 at 11:09 am

    They do look very ‘easy to eat’…I think if I had one, I’d want another, then another…

    Happy New Year to you and your CT.

  4. Foodycat

    1st January 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Happy New Year! These look delicious – and I am sure the wholemeal spelt makes them very healthy as well as deliciously nutty.

  5. myspicykitchen

    3rd January 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Cookies look wonderful and beautifully wrapped.

  6. lakegirl

    6th January 2010 at 1:31 am

    Beautiful cookies. I love the wrapping. Enjoying your blog!

  7. Vanillastrawberryspringfields

    9th January 2010 at 1:22 pm

    You bring out the best of these cookies with ur beautiful wrap up….

  8. AppleC

    9th January 2010 at 2:33 pm

    All packaged ready to give away. Wonderful. Great cookie!

  9. Dips

    10th January 2010 at 4:39 am

    Such cute packaging ! and great looking cookies too..great job !

  10. natalia

    10th January 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Ciao ! Great cookies ! Lucky friends !

  11. Jennifer K

    10th January 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Your cookies look great too! You’re right, I hope S&S isn’t ending now, just as I finally got started participating!

  12. edith

    10th January 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I love the way you packaged them. REally nice. Happy New Year.

  13. Tessa

    11th January 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I love your packages of the cookies! I made them as well, but alas have no pictures as I had camera problems 🙁 Thanks for baking with us!

  14. Buttaz

    16th January 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I was hoping to give some foodie treats away as presents, but couldn’t find the time. I bet your recipients were pleased

  15. Tia

    31st January 2010 at 6:13 am

    i love your blog name and these cookies too.


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