Cranberry and White Chocolate cookies
After a morning cycle to clear the noise from my mind, I went straight into the kitchen and made a batch of Cranberry and White Chocolate cookies. These are like an Irish biscuit, golden, crunchy and perfect with an afternoon coffee or tea. Since starting this blog and working on the cookbook my days of leisure are a thing of the past (laugh out loud)!
Not that anyone has found the blog yet, bar a few. I’m still learning the ropes and surprising myself with tech jargon that normally wouldn’t hold any interest to me at all. My husband is thrilled to say the least, and I sense he is pleased with my grasp on technology, as well as it’s one thing less for him to do. I’m catching on to SEO and tags and media.
I’m reading Dianne Jacob’s book, Will write for Food. Its my new bible and an informative book I highly recommend to anyone wanting to start a blog. It seems you need to read or follow about 10 blogs and comment on posts you like. It can help bring people to your site. I found a few blogs that I connect with but would love to hear from YOU about what your favorite blogs are.
Is it my imagination or is everyone blogging in their 30’s? Where do I fit in, I ask myself ?– a boomer with curiosity and a thirst for knowledge and community. Since I started hosting with Airbnb I am now part of the shared economy, and I love it. We share our home and space, meet new people, travelers from all over the world, and get paid for it.
Eat With is a site where you invite people to eat dinner at your home. You create a menu and set a price, and people who are signed up with ‘Eat With’ see what you are offering and book a seat at your table. It’s a cool idea and I am thinking about doing it. What are your thoughts on this shared economy trend? Would love to hear. Is it time for Cranberry and White Chocolate cookies?
Time for an afternoon coffee break with a delectable crunchy, toothsome cranberry, white chocolate cookie.
What you need
- 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp fine Himalayan salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1.2 tsp baking powder
- 6 1/2 Tbs unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp fine sugar
- 1.2 cup light brown sugar
- 3/4 rolled oats
- 2 oz white chocolate chips
- 2/3 dried cranberries
- Preheat the oven to 325ºF line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Sift together flour, salt,baking soda and baking powder and set aside
- In a large mixer put butter,vanilla and sugars and beat till mixture is lighter in color and texture.
- Gradually add the egg fully mixing in, before adding more.
- With a wooden spoon add the flour mixture and the oats, then the chocolate and cranberries
- mix quickly till blended.
- Chill dough for a few minutes. Scoop out some dough and roll it into a ball about the size of a walnut.
- press the balls lightly onto the baking sheets. Make sure you space them a good 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 inches, they will spread. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes or till they are golden brown.
Remove and allow to cool on the pans.