12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Day 11-Cranberry & Coconut Cookies

Coconut and cranberry are a brilliant combination, so I thought I would incorporate them into cookies. I think they look quite festive with flecks of red from the cranberries, and a sprinkle of white coconut. Give them a go and let me know what you think!

I used a basic sugar cookie dough recipe, as seen in my last post, but added extra ingredients.

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Ingredients 

1 1/2 cups softened butter

2 cups caster sugar 

4 eggs 

5 cups plain flour 

2 tsp baking powder 

1 tsp salt 

Dried cranberries

Desiccated coconut 

Method 

Pre-heat oven to 200°c. Line a baking tray with grease0proof paper.

Cream the butter and sugar together, then beat in the eggs to the mixture. In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Slowly add in the flour mixture to the liquid mix. Once the dough is formed, add in the desiccated coconut and dried cranberries and fold the dough until evenly mixed. 

Cover the dough and chill for at least an hour. 

Take around half a table spoon full of the dough and roll into balls, and place evenly spread apart onto the lined baking tray. 

Bake for 6-8 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle a little bit of the desiccated coconut on top of the cookies. 

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Enjoy!

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Easter Chocolate Macaroon Nests

Happy Easter everyone!

Today I thought I’d share a well loved family recipe with you all. I grew up with my Mum making these year round, however every Easter she would add Mini Eggs to transform them into little nests. So cute!

There is no baking required so they are very easy to make.

Here is what you need… 

Ingredients

6 tbsp Cocoa Powder 

½ Cup Butter 

½ Cup Milk 

1½ Cups Sugar 

1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence 

3 Cups Rolled Oats 

1 Cup Desiccated Coconut 

Method 

Boil the first 4 ingredients in a pot for around 2 minutes until well combined. 

Remove from the heat and add in the vanilla. 

Add in the oatmeal and coconut and mix well. 

Lay out a sheet of wax proof paper, and then drop tsp of the mixture onto the sheet. 

Press two or three Mini Eggs into the nests. 

Leave to cool over night, or transfer them to the fridge if you want them to set more quickly. 

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Hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend! X 

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