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Spiced Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

These Christmas cookies are great for gifts or with a well earned cuppa.  They are so easy to make and you can vary the flavour to suit your tastes, change the chocolate chips for fudge pieces or make them fruit and nut, they are adaptable and delicious.

2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
185g butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup light soft brown sugar
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 free range egg
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Preheat your oven to 170C and line several baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl.  In another bowl mix together the melted butter, vanilla extract, egg and both sugars.

Combine the wet and  dry ingredients in the larger bowl and add the chocolate chips and dried cranberries.  Mix until everything in thoroughly combined. 

Put large teaspoonfuls of mixture on to the prepared oven trays, leaving some room for the cookies to spread during cooking.  Bake for 12 - 15 minutes.  Cool on the trays for at least 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

I am submitting this recipe to the December edition of Tea Time Treats. The theme chocolate, and I think these cookies should fit in nicely. Tea Time Treats is hosted alternately by Karen at Lavender and Lovage and Kate from What Kate Baked, and this month Kate is hosting.

I am also submitting this recipe to the We Should Cocoa Challenge created by Choclette from The Chocolate Log Blog and Chele from Chocolate Teapot. The theme this month is Cinnamon and Nazima of Franglais Kitchen is hosting.


  1. Thank you so much for entering these fab festive treats into TTT! Merry Christmas Michelle to you and all your family x

  2. I do so love this sort of biscuit and these look particularly good with the red cranberries protruding enticingly. I made some similar ones recently with apricots and white chocolate and reckoned they were some of the best I've made. Thanks for entering them into We Should Cocoa and Happy New Year.

    BTW - it's me hosting this month.

  3. These look like they have the perfect cookie texture -yum!

    1. They do indeed, great to keep some in the biscuit tin to have with a cuppa :)


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