I always love the seasonal collaborations that Annie of @whatannieseating and Rebecca and Ruth of @squaremealroundtable put together, and this was no exception. For fall, cranberries were the star ingredient, and I decided to go with a dessert that’s a bit simpler, but no less delicious – cookies.
With Thanksgiving coming up south of the border, sometimes it’s nice to have a quick and delicious dessert to whip up for guests or bring to a potluck. These cookies are decadent and full of dark chocolate, but are brightened up with the acidity of the cranberries (yet aren’t overwhelmed).
I think we all love gooey cookies, so why not make them a staple at your Thanksgiving (or any dinner) table?
- 1 cup salted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour (for an extra bite, replace 1/2 cup with spelt flour)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chunks
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- Flaky salt, to finish
Preheat oven to 350F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
In the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, add butter, brown sugar and white sugar and mix until combined and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula and add eggs and vanilla. Continue to mix for about 3-5 minutes, scraping down the bowl as needed, until the mixture lightens in colour and is very light and airy.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl and add to dough. Mix until just incorporated, add chocolate and dried cranberries and mix again until combined.
Scoop 2-3 tbsp of dough, roll into a ball and place onto the prepared pan. Press down to flatten each dough ball slightly and sprinkle with sea salt (I baked 5 cookies at a time to give room to spread). Bake 11-12 minutes, until the bottom begins to brown and allow to cool on a wire rack.
Check out the links below for all the #yesyoucranberry recipes!
What Annie’s Eating (recipe tbd but putting this ex here as a template) Cranberry Mojitos
Square Meal Round Table’s Cranberry Orange Streusel Pie
Easy and Delish — Avocado Cranberry Hummus Dip
Flottelottehaan Buchteln with Cranberry Oranges Jam
The Cooking of Joy’s Cranberry Curd Tart
Jessie Sheehan Bakes – Cranberry Buckle
Ciao Chow Bambina – Cranberry Pecan Cracker Spread
Baking The Goods – Cranberry Apple Brown Butter Crumble Pie
Katiebird Bakes – Cranberry Sauce Breakfast Rolls
Crumb Top Baking’s Cranberry Orange Overnight Oatmeal Muffins
The Baking Fairy – Vegan Cranberry Apple Bundt Cake
You Can Live Rich On Less – Cranberry Cherry Tarts
Sift & Simmer – White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Bappy Girl – https://bappygirlyum.blogspot.com/
Ronnie Fein – Baked Goat Cheese with Honey Sauce and Cranberries: http://www.ronniefein.com/blog/on-hanukkah-lets-not-forget-that-a-woman-played-a?rq=Cranberries
Lemon Thyme and Ginger https://lemonthymeandginger.com/baked-french-toast-apple-cranberry-compote
Cranberry Agua Fresca with Mint and Lime: http://www.holajalapeno.com/2016/11/cranberry-agua-fresca.html
Cranberry Pie with Dried Figs and Cashews: http://www.ronniefein.com/blog/honey-cashew-pie
Susannah Chen’s Cranberry Pico de Gallo
Katherine in Brooklyn: Cranberry Cinnamon Buns