Friday, 23 December 2011

Cherry Chocolate Snow Cookies

I’m back! And just in time for Christmas – only two days to go! Cookies come in to their own at Christmas, I think, as part of cookie exchanges, gifts for party hostesses, decorations for the Christmas tree or simply as a last minute and simple festive bake. There are a never ending amount of recipe variations and cookies are a great way to incorporate many Christmassy flavours into one mouthful – such as in these cookies. With chocolate, sweet dried fruit, a snowy icing sugar covering and a little bit of virtue from oats, these make the perfect holiday treat.DSCF8884 If you’ve left a present last minute, or have a unexpected visitor now coming for Christmas lunch, these cookies will make the perfect gift – everybody else will be jealous! The dough is really quick to make because you add the egg, butter and sugar all at once, saving you time in the busiest period of the year. The recipe comes from Dan Lepard who originally uses dried cranberries – obviously a very appropriate flavour for Christmas. However we didn’t have any so I used dried sour cherries instead which have the same chew and sour taste and so were just as delicious. The cherries worked nicely with the dark chocolate – all coming together to make a perfect Christmassy bite. Enjoy!

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9 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Fabulois cookies!

Merrty Christmas and best wishes for 2012!

Cheers,

Rosa

The Caked Crusader said...

I agree with you - everyone will eat a biscuit over christmas, but not everyone wants a slice of cake. These biscuits look lovely

Happy christmas!

La Table De Nana said...

Happy Holidays Sweetie~

Anonymous said...

They were very yummy biscuits. Glad you managed to take a photo before I ate them all. Mum xxx

manu said...

Sounds yummy!
Merry Christmas xoxoxo

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

I have an unexpected visitor coming in 4 hours, I hope I have enough time to make these! :) Merry Christmas!

Faith said...

Your cookies look absolutely delicious! Perfect with a cup of milk or coffee.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

chibiaion said...

Whoa, this is great, it good thing sour cherries works. Glad to take note for this delicious treats. :D
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dinnersforwinners said...

Hi Lucy! I love your writing and these cookies sound great! I'm glad you think candymaking sounds possible -- it really is simple and so rewarding! Cheers! -Sophie