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

Ingredients:
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

20 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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

    Congratulations! Such good news :)

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

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

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  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.

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  8. Congrats! Glad you are starting to feel better

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  9. congratulations on your lovely news!

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  10. Those cookies look delicious!

    Big congrats to you :) x

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

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  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!

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    Kasha

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

    The cookies look yummy.

    Maria
    x

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

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

    Those cookies look super.

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

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

    The cookies look scrummy.

    Rosie x

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  18. Cranberry and chocolates so yummy..

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