Monday, May 03, 2010

Chocolate Chips, Cranberry and Macadamia Nut Cookies

Carlos loves these cookies. It has a great combination of sweetness from the cranberries and the saltiness from the macadamia nuts and the chocolate chips just added an extra richness to the cookies. They are perfectly crispy at the edges and slightly chewy in the center.

Ingredients:

3 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks/226 grm butter – room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup chopped toasted salted macadamia nuts

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Sift flour, salt and baking powder into medium bowl. By using electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar until combined and slightly fluffy. Add in the eggs, one at a time and then vanilla. Mix well.
3. Add in the shifted ingredients and mix just until blended. Using spatula, stir in cranberries, chocolate chips, and nuts.
4. For large cookies, drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheets, as for smaller cookies, drop dough by level tablespoonfuls onto sheets. Bake cookies for 20 minutes of until golden brown. Remove and cool the cookies before storing.

Note: You can replace the cranberries with raisins, chocolate chips with white chocolate chips and as for the nuts it can be any kind of nuts to your liking.

22 comments:

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this remind me i have so long did not bake cookie for my kids, must make some for them soon.

Anncoo said...

Mmm...I love it! Looks yummy!

Food For Tots said...

Love the combination you used for these cookies. I'm sure it will be a hit in my family. Will definitely give it a try. ;)

Jeannie said...

The cranberries give the cookies a very nice colour! Very pretty, bet it's delicious too!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Wonderful cookies...chewy cranberries, chocolaty chips and crunchy nuts! ;)

meeso said...

Those are perfect goodies in those cookies... I couldn't stop eating them :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy! Love those!

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
Psssst, I love this cookies too. Hehe!

Yummy Koh said...

These cookies look yummy.

noobcook said...

the cranberries give the cookies a nice colour. wonderful combination ^^

zurin said...

supreme combo in a cookie. love it!

Cheah said...

A great combo and nice looking goodies!

Zue Murphy said...

Cranberries are good for the health. This cookie looks good. Do you by any chance publish your pickle chili recipe? Murphy said he like your chilli pickled.

ICook4Fun said...

Sonia, it is always nice to have some cookies around for the kids :)

Anncoo, thanks

Food for tots, hope your family like this.

Jeannie, thank you.

Bee, I love cookies with dried fruits.

Meeso & LCOM, thanks

Cat, Yummy Koh, Noobcook, Zurin, Cheah, thank you.

Jean, I will check you website out.

Zue, I thought I forgot to give you the pickle chili that day. Macam mana pulak Murphy try the pickle?

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

My son will definitely love this. Wonder when the Mummy will start baking cookies for him...hehe ;)

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Yum, nice cookies. Love the nuts and fruits in them.

My Little Space said...

My goodness, I can wallop all of these in just one minute! hehe... Breath in, breath out.....OK! My self control still workng good! haha.... Btw, I have some awards for you. Please feel free to pick them up. Have a nice day!
Cheers, Kristy
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MaryMoh said...

Mmm...I like them. Would be great with a cup of milk.

pigpigscorner said...

My fav combo!

Angie's Recipes said...

I love chewy delicious cookies like this!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

I don't think Carlos would be the only one devouring these yummy cookies! I'd be sneaking into your kitchen just to chow down a few of them in one sitting! I bet the cookies are SUPER ADDICTIVE by your description!

Gertrude said...

Love2cook, hope you bake some cookies for you son soon.

Ellie, yea we like this type of cookies.

My Little Space, thank you for the award.

Mary Moh, yes it is.

Pigpigcorner & angie, mine too.

Pei-lin, I also have a container of cookies around for Carlos. He like to munch on it once a while.