Wednesday, December 18, 2013

cookie calendar - day 18: chocolate, orange and cranberry cookies

day 1: double chocolate cookies day 2: chewy chocolate chip cookies day 3: banana date cookies day 4: cranberry orange biscotti day 5: peppermint pinwheel cookies day 6: corn cookies day 7: chocolate-ginger crinkle cookies day 8: chocolate macarons day 9: gluten-free shortbread bars day 10: coconut lime shortbread cookies day 11: porlos testa day 12: oatmeal raisin cookies day 13: shortie bars day 14: snickerdoodles day 15: brown sugar shortbread day 16: traditional east coast cookie day 17: oolong tea cookies day 18: chocolate, orange and cranberry cookies

Another brilliant blogger suggestion by Stuart (@MrCakeyBoi), Ros is an extremely talented baker who was so enthusiastic about being invited to take part in the Cookie Advent Calendar that I'm disappointed I haven't discovered her blog sooner!

One of the fun things about Ros is that she's always up for a baking challenge - check out her blog to see her results. It takes a certain amount of creativity to constantly come up with answers to these challenges, and Ros never seems to run out of ideas.

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guest post by Ros from The More Than Occasional Baker

Hi! My name is Ros and I blog at The More Than Occasional Baker. My passion is baking and my blog reflects that. I was really excited to receive an invite from Stephanie to participate in the Cookie Advent Calendar. It's such a brilliant idea and cookies are one of my favourite treats. I also love Christmas so you can imagine how much I love Christmas Cookies. Christmas is such a fun time of the year. I love the festive atmosphere, the Christmas lights and of course the excuse to pig out on Christmas Day! It's also a great time to bake all sorts of delicious treats as there's always a party or two happening in December! More importantly, it's time to spend with family and friends and to have a bit of down time if you're lucky enough to have the time off. 

I created these cookies back in 2011 but I think it's worth sharing again as they were absolutely delicious. It's a chocolate, orange and cranberry cookie and totally encapsulates Christmas in a cookie form. I hope you will give it a try and let me know what you think via my blog, twitter (@bakingaddict) or Facebook (The Bakingaddict). You can also follow me on Pinterest 

Happy Holidays, Happy Baking and Happy Eating to all! 

chocolate, orange and cranberry cookies
An original recipe by bakingaddict
Makes approximately 22 cookies

125g butter
75g sugar
1 egg
Zest of 1 orange
Juice of 1/2 orange
150g plain flour, sifted
110g dark chocolate chunks or buttons 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
50g dried cranberries 
  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and mix well.
  • Add in the zest of 1 orange and juice of 1/2 an orange.
  • Sift in the flour, ground cinnamon and mixed spice and mix well.
  • Finally stir in the chopped chocolate and dried cranberries with a spatula. 
  • Use a small ice cream scoop to place cookies on the baking tray spaced apart. 
  • Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes until lightly brown around the edges.
  • Allow to cool on the tray for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

The recipe and all photos used in this blog post belong to Ros / The Baking Addict and should not be reprinted without her express permission.


  1. Thanks so much for asking me to take part. I've really enjoyed reading all the recipes and it's great to see mine here :)

  2. Love the incorporation of fruits! =)


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