Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chocolate Malt Cookies with Cranberries

Another weekend is over....  I like to think I accomplished what I needed to, and one of the things on my list was to make some baking for lunches in the week ahead.  This is a bit of tweaking of my favourite basic chocolate chip cookie recipe.  They offers the same chewy goodness with a lot of chocolate flavour and some cranberries added for good measure.  They really are nice with a glass of cold milk:)  You really should give them a try.
Chocolate Malt Cookies with Cranberries (and Chocolate chips)
1 3/4 cup butter softened
1 cup light brown sugar
2 cups sugar
2 1/2 tbsp malt extract
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup cocoa powder
3 cups flour
1 cup dried cranberries
2 cups chocolate chips
Cream together the butter, and sugars.  Mix in the malt extract, eggs and vanilla. Mix in baking powder, cocoa powder and flour to combine.  Stir in cranberries and chocolate chips.  Chill dough for 1 hour in the fridge before baking.  Scoop by rounded teaspoonful onto nonstick baking sheets and bake for 7-8 minutes at 350F.  Try one or two cookies first on their own to get the timing right.  7-8 minutes should produce a cookie with a chewy center.  Longer baking will make a more crisp cookie.  Store in an air tight cookie tin.

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