It’s SRC time again! One of my favorite emails every month is when I receive a new blog to bake from and this month for Secret Recipe Club I was assigned Culinary Adventures. Camilla is actually our new hostess for Group B, her blog is full of many unique and delicious recipes, so I wanted to try to find just the right recipe to make. When I saw her post titled The Great Oklahoman Cookie Dis of 2003, I just knew I had to try them!
She shares a hilarious story about a time while she was pregnant and living in Oklahoma, she attended a mothers meet and greet – I think a lot of you already know how hard it is to meet new people, especially once you have kids to care for. There was a cookie exchange involved in the get together and she brought these Chocolate Cinnamon Cranberry Cookies, apparently everyone else brought pretty basic cookies and totally snubbed hers. So she went home sad and with the same 6 dozen cookies in hand. Now here is where the story gets great: Her sweet husband ended up loving the cookies so much that he still asks when she will make them again!
So today for Camilla and her family I am sharing these amazingly delicious cookies. If you love chocolate cookies filled with a ton of yummy extras then you are going to love these chocolate cinnamon cranberry cookies. I know I sure did, if I had to write a story about the day I made them it would probably be titled “The day I ate half a dozen cookies” seriously they are that good!
Chewy, delicious chocolate cookies loaded with white chocolate chips, dried cranberries and pecans. These just may be my new favorite cookie; enjoy and happy baking!
Chocolate Cinnamon Cranberry Cookies
- 1 c semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/3 C flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 c butter, softened
- 1/2 c brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 c granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg, extra large
- 3/4 c dried cranberries
- 3/4 c pecans, chopped
- 3/4 c white chocolate chips
- Line two baking sheets with parchment or baking mats and preheat oven to 375º F.
- Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute, stir until smooth and set aside to cool.
- In a mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer beat the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
- Add the egg and beat well.
- Beat in the melted chocolate.
- Then gradually beat in the flour mixture.
- Stir in the white chocolate chips, cranberries and pecans.
- Using a 1 Tbs cookie scoop place dough 2" apart on the baking sheets.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, cookies should be slightly puffed and begin to crisp around the edges.
- Cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes.
- Then transfer to wire racks and cool completely.
recipe adapted from Camilla's Chocolate Cinnamon Cranberry Cookies
Courses cookies, dessert
Laura@Baking in Pyjamas says
Oh my, these look so tasty. I’d probably end up eating half a dozen if I had these laying around. The group your part of sounds great, is it open to receiving new members?
Thank you Laura, I really love them!
The cookies look super moorish!
Thank you Jessica
colleen @ Secrets from the Cookie Princess says
These sound awesome! I would never pass them up at a cookie exchange 🙂
Thank you Colleen 🙂
Pinning these – great choice! I wouldnt snub anyone who brought these, in fact I think we may end up being BFF after the cookie exchange 🙂
I felt the same way Danielle!
Camilla @ Culinary Adventures says
OH, my! You make me laugh. I much prefer your experience with the cookies than mine. But, yes, Jake definitely saved the day from his crazy, pregnant wife’s traumatic cookie experience. Thank you for making these. I will definitely come back and read more of your posts soon!
Ha, ha, I’m sure Camilla, but I totally know how you felt that day and I couldn’t resist trying these, I am so glad I did, they are amazing 🙂
Melissa @ Smells Like Brownies says
These are beautiful! I love cookies jam-packed full of chips and nuts!
Thank you Melissa, they are delicious!
Oh man, those are loaded with all kinds of good things! What a great sounding cookie!
Thank you Rebekah!
They really are quite tasty Jean 🙂
These look amazing!!! I could go for a couple with a glass of milk. Great choice for the SRC!
Thanks Heather, we really enjoyed them
Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says
Oh my goodness, this sounds delicious. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that just started. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/04/211th-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hope to see you there.
Thank you Marty, I hope you enjoy them!
I can’t believe people ignored these cookies. They look divine!
I know those ladies must have been crazy, I would have snatched them up too Beth!
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
These look so good, Emily! I love cookies filled with cranberries. The chocolate and cinnamon just make them so much better. 🙂
Gloria // Simply Gloria says
Emily, you are hilarious! Love the title you would have used when writing a story about them! (Made me laugh out loud!) It is really hard and sometimes intimidating to go out and meet other moms… especially in a situation when no one took the different cookies. Well, I’m sure they are all realizing they were missing out. Love the cute story behind these cookies… AND these cookies. Can’t wait to make them. (LOVE making cookies!) By the way, happy you shared these cranberry/chocolate/cinnamon goodies with us at the party this week, pinned!
ha ha, thanks Gloria, but seriously I did 🙂 I just know you are going to love them too!