The festive cookie post

It seems everyone is posting cookie recipes at the moment.  So I got on the bandwagon and gave a couple of recipes a go.  They were a huge hit.  I seem to have stumbled on a hit regarding office food.

Big cakes, cupcakes and pies can be around for a few days, but these cookies disappeared as fast as I could make them!

I decided to share both recipes with you in one post – so enjoy!

White chocolate and cranberry…or and…Mincemeat cookies

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They would make a great Christmas gift piled in a cellophane bag and tied with a rbibon.

Cranberry and white chocolate cookies

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  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 170g condensed milk
  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 150g white chocolate, chopped
  • 75g dried cranberries or cranberry sauce – I used a combination of both
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/400F
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and condensed milk until pale. Mix in the flour and then add the chocolate and cranberries
  3. Take a small handful of dough and flatten with your fingers. Place onto a silicone baking mat or lined baking trays, allowing for room for spreading and bake for about 15-18 minutes or until golden brown at the edges, but still a little soft. Leave to cool slightly and set before transferring to a cooling rack.

Mincemeat cookies

I had to explain that these were made with mincemeat, not minced meat!

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  • 50g unsalted butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 200g mincemeat
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 65g chopped nuts of your choice
  • 200g plain flour
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/400F
  2. Beat the butter and caster sugar until pale.  Add in the egg yolks and mix until well blended.
  3. Sieve the flour into the mixture along with a pinch of salt and mix well
  4. Add the mincemeat and the chopped nuts work in
  5. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased baking tray and bake for 10 minutes until light brown

Have you ever given homemade gifts?  What have you found popular?


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