Cranberry and Chocolate Cookies...and some news

Ok, the news first. Some of you may have noticed my distinct lack of blogging in the last few months and I can now explain why. Basically, I have not wanted to go near the kitchen, the supermarket, open a cook book or even read your lovely blogs...yes I'm pregnant! Honestly though, the first few months have hit me hard and it has been so unlike my previous pregnancy (which I sailed through). All I can say is I felt yucky, almost all the time. On the bright side, having nearly reached the 4 month mark, I am now beginning to get my cooking and baking mojo back. I opened a cook book for the first time in nearly 4 months last night - Nigella Express..and I think I'm inspired again!

Lowen and I baked these cookies today for Daddy. The recipe came from 'Apples for Jam' by Tessa Kiros and they are divine! A real must try. Enjoy and see you all soon

75g Butter, softened
50g Soft Brown Sugar
50g Caster Sugar
1 Egg
1 TSP Vanilla Extract
160g Plain Flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
50g Dried cranberries
110g Dark chocolate, chopped

Method: Preheat oven to 190c
Step 1: Cream the butter and sugar for a few minutes, beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
Step 2: Sift in the flour, baking powder and throw in a pinch of salt, mix thoroughly.
Step 3: Stir through the cranberries and chocolate and place heaped tsps on baking trays.
Step 4: Bake for about 12 minutes


  1. Congratulations on the fantastic news :) Good to see your baking mojo is back.

  2. Wow, congratulations! Fabulous news!

    I bet you're looking forward to feeling less yucky, and these cookies look like a fab way to start getting back into baking!

  3. Many congratulations! Sorry to hear you've been feel yucky but glad your back to baking now

  4. I am glad you got your tastebuds back and with such a great recipe too. They look fab!

    Congratulations! Such good news :)

  5. Congratulations, I'm so happy for you. I'm so glad you are feeling better. I think you are having a girl!!

  6. CONGRATS!!! That is great news! I've missed your posts!! The cookies look fabulous. I posted cranberry cookies today, love them all!

  7. Congrats to you! That's the best excuse in the world for not wanting to cook! Love the cookies - I make something similar - with biscottis - time to make them more American.

  8. Congrats! Glad you are starting to feel better

  9. congratulations on your lovely news!

  10. Those cookies look delicious!

    Big congrats to you :) x

  11. How exciting - CONGRATULATIONS! Your cookies look so tasty.

  12. I have been looking for a tuna casserole recipe, but I just stumbled upon your tuna pasta dish! It looks amazing, inexpensive, and delicious. Thank you so much! I love this blog!

  13. Congrats on your news and so glad your getting your baking mojo back!

    The cookies look yummy.


  14. How exciting, many congrats!
    Your cookies look awesome!

  15. I suspected as much, many congratulations, Beth.

    Those cookies look super.

  16. Congratulations - that's great news!!!

  17. WOW oh WOW Congratulations Beth on this great news!!

    The cookies look scrummy.

    Rosie x

  18. Cranberry and chocolates so yummy..

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