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Posted by on Jul 28, 2012 in Dessert | 0 comments

Cranberry Chocolate Cookies

Cranberry Chocolate Cookies

We are taking slow  little steps towards feeding on whole wheat,whole grain,no processed anything diet, in our family.Old habits die hard so we have LONG WAYS to go.I decided to tackle the most important part of the meal,dessert first :-).

I bought whole wheat white flour,which is made out of soft spring wheat,has finer texture and less protein then its counterpart hardy red whole wheat flour.For those who are starting on whole wheat route like us,this is good starting point, it gives less grainy,less dense texture to the baked goods then ‘red’ whole wheat flour,which is from hardy winter wheat,has more protein.

This recipe comes from  King Arthur Unbleached White  whole Wheat Flour 5 Lb. pack.I had enough cranberries and walnut left,since we made oatmeal cranberry walnut cookies. I wanted to try chocolate chip version of cookies this time.I had some minor tweaks but result was still amazing.(Because it was eaten without complain about texture or density or any those things i expect while using whole wheat)

Cranberry-Chocolate Cookies

Cranberry-Chocolate Cookies

  • Recipe calls for 1-1/4 cup white whole wheat flour.I substituted 1/4 cup of that  with (red)whole wheat flour.
  • It asks for orange juice,i didn’t had orange juice.I had grapefruit,which i sliced and juiced.I just eyeballed.
  • These cookie didn’t spread for me a lot.It was moist and soft however .It was quickly devoured,so my guess is, it didn’t matter if it was whole wheat or all purpose.Flat or round.
  • You can use chocolate chips in the recipe.I must have been blind while i picked up the pack and didn’t realize until i was ready to add that i bought chocolate ‘chunks‘ not chocolate ‘chips‘.
  • I almost always forget to get the butter out to let it come on room temperature.So i microwave it for 12-15 seconds until it gets bit soft without loosing its shape.
Cranberry-Chocolate Cookies

Cranberry-Chocolate Cookies

Cranberry Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time: 11 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

    Dry ingredients
  1. 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  2. 1/4 cup whole wheat(red) flour
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. Wet ingredients
  7. 1 stick(1/2 cup) unsalted butter (room temp.)
  8. 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 2 tablespoons grapefruit juice
  11. 1 large egg
  12. Stir
  13. 1 cup dried(4 oz) dried cranberries
  14. 1 cup(6 oz) chocolate chunks
  15. 3/4 cup(3 oz) walnut nuggets

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven at 350F.
  2. Add all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl,cream butter and sugar together.
  4. Add rest of the wet ingredients.Mix.
  5. Add all the dry ingredients.
  6. Stir the nuts,berries and chocolate to the mix.
  7. In a cookie sheet ,scoop the cookie dough about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 10-12 mins until edges are browning.
  9. Let it cool in the pan for 1 mins and then transfer it to the cooling rack.Store in a airtight container.
  10. Enjoy.
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