Chocolate Cookies with Cranberries

There are days I feel like I have to bake something. Do you know The Nolans’s song “I’m in the mood for dancing”? Of course you do, I suppose. Today is a grey day that’s why I’m not in the mood for dancing, not even after my run this morning, but I’m in the mood for baking, which makes me feel quite good at the moment. What do you do on grey days to feel better?

Well, let me tell you what I will bake today. I will bake some lovely and delicious Chocolate Cookies with Cranberries. I’m sure that you will love them. They are so tasty and so easy to bake that you will dance when you have finished baking them. 😉

In this recipe I use vanilla sirup, which is a homemade one, but feel free to use any sirup that is available to you. If you are interested in how my vanilla sirup is prepared don’t hesitate to tell me in the comments.

Furthermore I won’t use chocolate chips in my cookies. Now you may ask yourself why on earth doesn’t she want to use chocolate chips which are common in nearly every chocolate cookie you can buy? You may also argue that chocolate chips were made for baking and that they don’t melt while baking. Yes, you are right, but I still love to bite into a cookie with random chunks of chocolate. This makes the cookie more interesting to me than one which I already know before I bite in. If you are not convinced of my argument feel free to us chocolate chips, but maybe you like to check out how your Chocolate Cookies with cranberries taste if you don’t know how much chocolate you get with one bite of it.

I hope I could attract your attention for these delicious Chocolate Cookies with Cranberries. Have fun baking them!

Just one last remark before I start baking,  this recipe is also available in German. Just click here.

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Chocolate Cookies with Cranberries
  1. Crack the egg into a bowl and whisk it up. Add the cranberries and combine them with the egg. Let this mixture chill for an hour.
  2. In the meantime line your baking trays with baking paper.
  3. Put the butter into a saucepan and melt it at medium heat until it starts to turn brown. Set aside and let it cool down.
  4. After an hour preheat the oven at 175 degrees top and bottom heat.
  1. Chop the white couverture into pieces and set aside until you need the couverture.
  2. Put the butter into a bowl, add the brown sugar and the vanilla sirup. Whisk it well until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Then sift the flour and the baking powder into this mixture and add the ground almonds, the pinch of salt, the egg cranberries mixture, and the chopped white couverture.
  4. Using your hands or a spoon combine the ingredients until they are well incorporated.
  5. With your hands form the dough into balls and place them about one inch apart on the baking tray.
  6. Finally, place the baking tray on the middle rack in the preheated oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. The baking time depends on the size of your cookies.
  7. Allow the Chocolate Cookies with Cranberries to cool and enjoy them!