Dark Chocolate Cranberry Spiced Walnut Cookies
(makes approx. 24 cookies)
1tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp cayenne pepper
¾ cup chopped walnuts
1 ½ cups all- purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp sea salt
¾ cups unsalted butter melted
1 cup light brown sugar
2 tbsp sugar
¾ cup dried cranberries
¾ cup spiced chopped walnuts (prepared ahead)
1 cup (250 mL) 70% dark chocolate chopped
To make the walnuts, preheat oven to 400 F (200 C) In a glass bowl, toss chopped walnuts with cinnamon and cayenne. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake until golden brown about 10 mins stirring occasionally. Let cool.
To make the cookies, preheat oven to 375F (190 C) Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In one bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a second bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and sugar and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time until combined.
Stir in flour mixture and beat on low until incorporated.
Stir in cranberries, spiced walnuts and chocolate.
Roll cookie dough in balls by the tablespoon. Place 12 balls of dough on each sheet and press gently to slightly flatten. Bake for 8 – 10mins or until lightly golden all around. Let cool.
Food Styling by: Irene Matys