I once saw stand up comedienne Fiona O’Loughlin jokingly tell the story of being at home while her kids and husband were at school and work. In order to appear like she’d been busy all day, she told us that at 4pm in the afternoon she’d throw onions on a pan. She assured us all that this act would 1. have everyone assume that she’d been very busy all day and 2. that the aroma of cooked onions was so comforting that everyone was automatically calmed. I figured all jokes aside, with 5 kids she’d know how to calm a house!
I tell the story not because we need to look busy but rather because there are some things that we cook that really do bring a sense of calm and comfort to the whole family. The art and process of baking cookies is indeed something that seems to restore a new order to a day . The delicious aroma filling the house and everyone just seems to get on with things.
WHITE CHOCOLATE COOKIES
It’s white chocolate week here at Dello Mano. I have to admit up front that, white chocolate is a little on the too sweet side for me. White chocolate combined however with the sparky tartness of dried cranberries changes everything . White chocolate is taken to a new place and a world of its own. So today, here is the White Chocolate and Cranberry cookie recipe we baked at home last weekend.
Those crispy sides are absolutely delicious!
Hope this weekend you can enjoy all the spoils of cookie baking .
75g caster sugar
80g brown sugar
110g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
90g quick oats
150g dried cranberries
180g white chocolate chips
125g melted butter
1 lightly beaten egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
PREHEAT OEN TO 180 c
1. MIX ALL THE DRY INGREDIENTS TOGETHER
2. ADD THE WET INGREDIENTS TO THE DRY AND GENTLY MIX
3. PLACE 12 SPOONFULLS OF COOKIE MIX ONTO A LINED BAKING TRAY – LEAVE THE BALLS ROUNDED WITH THE SLIGHTEST OF TAPS
4/ BAKE FOR 8-10 MINUTES UNTIL GOLDEN
5. REMOVE FROM THE OVEN AND COOL
Enjoy the little luxury of that delicious aroma filling the house.
RECIPE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO : www.delicious.com.au