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Cranberry, Orange & Dark Chocolate Cookies

I moved to Kilcock about five years ago and love it here. I am a home economics teacher, and a couple of years ago I returned to college and graduated with a First Class Masters of Science in Food Product Development. I have taught a variety of adult education cookery classes, private cookery and social evening and catered for many an event and dinner party.About two years ago in an attempt to change my lifestyle & diet I embarked on a quest to loose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle. To that end I established the brilliant blog - SkinnyLovesFood which I now run with my friend Rhona.It details healthy, low fat, wholesome recipes. I am delighted to return to the OurKilcock team and I hope you enjoy my healthy, wholesome recipes. All queries and requested are welcomed. I love a challenge!!!
Cranberry, Orange & Dark Chocolate Cookies Posted on November 29, 2011
I moved to Kilcock about five years ago and love it here. I am a home economics teacher, and a couple of years ago I returned to college and graduated with a First Class Masters of Science in Food Product Development. I have taught a variety of adult education cookery classes, private cookery and social evening and catered for many an event and dinner party.About two years ago in an attempt to change my lifestyle & diet I embarked on a quest to loose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle. To that end I established the brilliant blog - SkinnyLovesFood which I now run with my friend Rhona.It details healthy, low fat, wholesome recipes. I am delighted to return to the OurKilcock team and I hope you enjoy my healthy, wholesome recipes. All queries and requested are welcomed. I love a challenge!!!

    These cookies are a total indulgence, but ooohhh so worth it !!!! On a cold wintery day, the aroma of fresh baked cookies wafting through the house, fire on and a mug of steamy tea and I promise you the world will feel like a better place. No one will ever question your domestic goddess status after these delights come out of the oven all golden and crisp.

The recipe calls for real butter – I beg of you please do not try to substitute it for any low fat alternatives or margarine. I use the Aldi dark chocolate with orange pieces and I also purchased the Ocean Spray dried cranberries here too. No special kitchen kit is necessary at all so there is no excuse.

 

Ingredients

Makes about 10 cookies

200g plain flour

150g butter

50g icing sugar

Zest 1 orange

Handful dried cranberries

2 small bars choclate & orange (100g)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC/Gas 6. Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Weigh out the ingredients.Wash & grate the skin of the orange, bash up the chocolate into small pieces.
  3. Sieve the flour into a bowl, cut the butter into small pieces and rub in with finger tips until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in the icing sugar,cranberries,chocolate & zest. Knead the mixture together (sometimes the heat from your hands will bring the mixture together. No liquid is to be used!)
  5. Keep kneading until if forms a ball. Roll into a fat sausage shape.
  6. Wrap in clingfilm and ideally chill for 1 hour. ( 20mins should be ok if you are stuck for time)
  7. Remove from the fridge, leaving the clingfilm on and cut into 1/2 cm slices.
  8. Place on the baking tray (no clingfilm now) and bake for 8 to 10 mins. Be sure to leave alot of space between each cookie as they may spread out.
  9. Remove from the oven. Allow to cool on baking tray for 2/3 mins . Using a spatula transfer them to a wire tray to cool.
  10. Enjoy warm.

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I moved to Kilcock about five years ago and love it here. I am a home economics teacher, and a couple of years ago I returned to college and graduated with a First Class Masters of Science in Food Product Development. I have taught a variety of adult education cookery classes, private cookery and social evening and catered for many an event and dinner party.About two years ago in an attempt to change my lifestyle & diet I embarked on a quest to loose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle. To that end I established the brilliant blog - SkinnyLovesFood which I now run with my friend Rhona.It details healthy, low fat, wholesome recipes. I am delighted to return to the OurKilcock team and I hope you enjoy my healthy, wholesome recipes. All queries and requested are welcomed. I love a challenge!!!