It’s been almost a year but we’re nearing the end of the cooking with kids A to Z, in fact we’re up to W – and today I’m sharing a quick and easy cookie recipe that is ideal for Christmas cookies to share with family and friends – our Walnut, Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies.
These were so easy to make – in the past we’ve made some Walnut and Chocolate chip cookies – which were delicious and now a regular weekend bake to fill the cookie jar for after school treats for the kids. The kids loved them but they weren’t Christmas enough for us – so using a favourite Christmas ingredient and swapping out the milk chocolate chips for white we’ve come up with a Christmas Cookie that is very very forgiving so ideal to make with even toddlers in your family.
115g margarine or butter
50g Granulated Sugar
75g Soft Light Brown Sugar
1 medium egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
125g plain flour (all purpose flour)
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
140g white chocolate chips
25g chopped walnuts
50g cranberries chopped
How to make Walnut, Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat an oven to 180C/350F
Either by hand on in a stand mixer – put in the margarine and the two different types of sugar – mix until they are creamed together and fluffy
Add in the egg and the vanilla extract and mix together
Add the flour and the bicarbonate of soda and mix to form a fairly runny dough.
Add the cranberries – we’ve used dried as they aren’t yet in season in the UK and the white chocolate chips and mix it all together.
Drop the cookies onto a lined baking sheet making sure that you leave some space between as they do tend to spread – around 5cm between them all around is needed.
Place in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes – ours took 10 minutes to go a lovely golden colour and not be burnt around the edges.
These are perfect for having around at this time of the year to share with friends and family that unexpectedly drop in.
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.