Shawna and I spend a lot of time together in the kitchen. We enjoy being together, creating recipes, and eating food! She does a lot of baking on her own as well. Kids can do a lot in the kitchen when given the opportunity.
Recently, someone left the lid off the jar of chocolate chips, which I discovered when I tried to pick them up but ended up spilling the entire jar. Just as I was about to whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies.
We started digging around the pantry for alternatives and found cranberries, white chocolate chips and some macadamia nuts.
The kids were in need of a cookie fix, so I set about making some using the ingredients we had on hand.
The results were so scrumptious we had to share!
Cranberry, White Chocolate Chip and Macadamia Cookies
- 1 block Kerrygold butter or 1 cup butter of choice, softened
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 2 eggs or Neat egg substitute - see blogpost photos
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract or you could use orange extract if you have it - that's my favorite
- 3 cups flour can also use gluten free baking flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 - 1 cup cranberries we used julienned
- white chocolate chips
- handful macadamia nuts chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Mix butter and both sugars on medium speed for 1 minute
- Add eggs or egg replacer and extract, mix 1 minute
- Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt then add to mixture about half a cup at a time, adding more each time the mixture becomes mixed well. Mix just until blended together, don't over mix or the cookies may be tough.
- Mix in cranberries, chips, and macadamia nuts, just until combined.
- Chill dough for 10 minutes in fridge.
- Drop onto silicone baking liner or parchment paper on baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Cool on wire rack.
When baking with regular wheat flour, it's important not to overwork the dough, which will make it tough. This is because flour contains the protein gluten. Mix just until blended for the best-textured cookies.
So what are you waiting for? Let's get baking! Don't forget to pin this recipe!