(I) Heart Cookies

I promise that I am not actually stalking Jean at The Artful Parent (though should I take it up she’ll be on my list) but while I was perusing her blog I noticed this delicious looking recipe for Cranberry Oat Cookies.  Perfect for a spot of afternoon baking I thought to myself and I couldn’t have been more right.

Huwyl and I worked together mixing and rolling and cutting.  But those details hardly seem important now.  Now that I’ve actually tasted the cookies.  What can I say?

Sweet, crumbly, delicious.  Oaty, cranberry goodness with a shortbread quality that made me eat 6 in a row one with a cup of tea.  I did tweak the recipe as I’m not a fan of cinnamon and don’t have any nutmeg in my baking cupboard (yes heap culinary shame upon my brow) but I did have the fabulous idea of adding white chocolate chips because…well, I don’t really have to explain that one do I?

Here is my slightly tweaked recipe based almost entirely on Jean’s Aunt Polly’s recipe:

Cranberry White Choc Chip Oaty Hearts

1/2 cup cranberries

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

2 1/4 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

2 Tbsp water

2 cups rolled oats

In a separate bowl mix flour, salt, baking soda.  Then mix butter, sugar, egg, and water, I did this in my stand mixer. Stir in flour mixture and then the oats, cranberries and chocolate chips.

Roll out on floured surface to 1/4 inch. Cut with cutter of choice. Sprinkle with with sugar. Bake on baking sheets covered in baking parchment at 375 F for 10 minutes.  If possible wait until the biscuits are less then mouth blisteringly hot before devouring, the delicious smell might make this impossible so have a drink on standby.

This is the perfect biscuit for Valentine’s day as it will inspire true love in the heart of anyone you give it to.  Nom, nom, nom.

 

 

 

 

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  1. #1 by movita on February 2, 2011 - 12:14 pm

    These here cookies look right awesome like! I’m thinking that I should make them as I wait for the end of the world/45 cms of snow to fall this afternoon. Yum!

    • #2 by emmalina73 on February 2, 2011 - 3:09 pm

      Well if you are looking for a ‘last supper’ type of deal you can do a lot worse! Good luck with the snow, were only due about 15cms or so but I still think a few cookies are in order. I’m actually planning on some banana bread baking this avo!

  2. #3 by Julia B on February 2, 2011 - 11:43 pm

    AH!!! Ok, I have not even read your post but I can tell by the look of them ….did you make OATCAKES TODAY?????/ That is SO WEIRD, because my cookbook (from back in the day when we lived in Nova Scotia) has been open alllllll day on a long forgotten but favorite recipe, always made at this time of year…Oatcakes! I never even knew what they were until I lived there, shortbready oaty yuminess – such comfort! This is the baking I was hoping to do later, ingredients out on the counter…so strange. we are onthe same wave length, I think!

    • #4 by emmalina73 on February 3, 2011 - 12:44 am

      Yay! I highly recommend these oaty biscuits, they have been snaffled by my lot in double quick time! Stay warm and cosy while the snow piles down and eat biscuits. Isn’t that what snow is for?

  3. #5 by elizabeth on February 11, 2011 - 2:04 pm

    Oh these look yummy! Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, Elizabeth

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