Recipe: Cranberry Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies :: Easy Like A Sunday Morning
Easy Like a Sunday Morning, that’s how the recipes in my “Easy” category will be. Nothing rushed or frantic, nothing with a long list of ingredients. Something that is so easy, you don’t really need a recipe. Something that almost cooks itself or requires no cooking at all.
My oven burns cookies…it drives me bonkers!
So much for my Easy series. It hardly seems easy when I have to toss out a batch of cookies and start all over again < < sigh >>
I should have known it was going to happen. It’s not like it’s a new problem. Here I had given these cookies such a build up. Hubby hadn’t tried these ones yet. It’s a new recipe I toyed with while I away at my parent’s place last month.
Oh well, it’s a great recipe and I need some photos so there’s nothing to be done but to start again. This time I will bake them in my little Convection Toaster Oven. Much more reliable than the full size wall oven. Only problem is I have to bake them in smaller batches, so It will take longer. About 9 cookies at a time longer.
This new cookie recipe is one that required very little tweaking. They were almost bang on good right from the get go! Even my Dad who is not big on sweets was reaching for seconds (and thirds) of these babies.
Funny about my Dad, he’s not big on my cooking. I was there with him for almost a month and the only meals of mine that he enjoyed were my Slow Roasted Pork Chops, Salmon Cakes and Stir-Fry Chicken. Although with the Stir-Fry, he did take a pass on the rice noodles and went for potatoes instead. Very much a meat and potatoes guy who is a Hungry Man Dinners fanatic. My Turkey Taco Salad, Baked Salsa Chicken Breasts and Fabulous Fresh Fruit Salad were just not his cup of tea.
There we were most evenings doing a little dance around the kitchen as we both fixed our own separate suppers. My diet choices for health reasons. His diet choices because he’s 81 years old and not likely to change now.
Oh my, I’ve gotten completely off track here haven’t I? At least it took my mind off those burnt cookies and it was nice to reminisce about time spent with my Dad. Despite our different tastes in food, we enjoyed some quality time together. It brought us closer and that’s always a good thing to feel with one’s family!
Gluten Free | Vegetarian
- 1 1/4 Cups all-purpose gluten free flour mix ***see notes below
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum, omit if included as an ingredient in your flour mix
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 Cup butter
- 3/4 Cup brown sugar
- 1 extra-large egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 Cup craisins (dried cranberries)
- 1/2 Cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 Cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Whisk together the all-purpose flour, xanthan gum (if using), baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl cream together butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until creamy and well blended.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Add cranberries, pecans and chocolate chips. Mix until well blended.
- Use a small cookie scoop, or drop by spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 11-13 minutes.
- Allow to cool on the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
My favourite All-Purpose Baking Mix is from Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery. If you would like to try it, you can pick it up direct from the Bakery at 1025 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC. Or check the Find Us page on their website to see if it’s available at a retailer near you. If it’s not, they will ship… email: email@example.com or call them 604-249-5010 to place an order.
To make your own all-purpose gluten free flour mixture for this recipe, here is what I would use ...
1/4 Cup plus 1 Tbsp Sweet Rice Flour
1/4 Cup plus 1 Tbsp Buckwheat flour
1/4 Cup plus 1 Tbsp Tapioca flour/starch
3 Tbsp Millet flour
2 Tbsp Potato Starch (not potato flour)
To see a text listing of Laureen’s gluten free recipes, click here
For dairy, egg, nut and gluten free flour substitutions, click here
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