Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sweet and Lovely

Pic from here

So, back in July we had a Christmas party complete with Christmas goodies and stockings.  One of the good-est goodies were these de-licious cookies from Nigella Lawson's Nigella Christmas book!  Since they have cranberries, they're meant to be eaten at the holidays but I think they're perfect year-round - buttery, chewy and a wonderful mix of sweet and tart.

Now, we didn't try it with the amaretto since we didn't have any in the house but it was still amazing.

I'm planning to try out a variation with dried cherries and dark chocolate chips... mmmmm....

P.S. Sorry the measurements are all in metric, American readers!  I had the book and they were adapted.  But Google can convert them all and it's totally worth it!

Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies


    • 100gm butter
    • 40gm sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 100ml Amaretto
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 140 gm flour
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 125gm ground almonds
    • 150gm white chocolate buttons, chopped into slivers
    • 1 cup dried cranberries
    • 50gm icing sugar


    Serves: 12 - 16
    1. Cream butter and sugar, add vanilla, Amaretto and egg then mix until combined. Add flour, baking powder and almonds, then mix lightly until combined.
    2. Stir the white chocolate and cranberries into the mix by hand until evenly distributed. Roll tablespoonfuls into balls and bake on greased trays ( they will spread so leave enough room) at 150ºC for about 15 mins or until cooked and lightly browned.
    3. Cool on wire racks until they are cool enough to handle and roll in the sifted icing sugar. Leave to cool completely on rack.


    1. those sound so good. and i like your idea about substituting dark chocolate and dried cherries. that sounds even more yummy!

    2. those look amazing! and I think the variation sounds equally scrumptious!

    3. Hey Emma, did they really taste good. What would you recommend to add for type 2 diabetic. I understand those suffering should avoid this but the recipe looks truly amazing and must to eat.


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