Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Cornmeal-Cranberry Cookies

So here's another Christmas recipe I tried.

I tried this method of slicing cookie logs before and it didn't really work in this humidity. Tried it again this time and it was slightly better.

Cranberries are a nice ingredient to have during Christmas for it's colour and flavour. I had lots of cornmeal to use so this recipe came in handy.
The cookie was nice and crumbly with the cranberries adding an extra burst of flavour to the otherwise bland cookie. If you're thinking of making cookies in large batches, this cookie log is a handy method. (:

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp double-acting baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries chopped finely
  1. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together until fluffy
  2. Add egg and vanilla and mix well
  3. Add in all ingredients except cranberries
  4. Mix well. When done stir in the cranberries until well combined
  5. Using hands, mold mixture into a log 8" long & 2" wide
  6. Wrap log in grease proof paper and smooth our log
  7. Roll ends of paper and refrigerate for about 1 hour or until firm
  8. Line a cookie tin with grease proof paper and pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees C.
  9. Remove log from fridge and place on flat and cool surface
  10. Using a finely serated knife, slice log approx. 1/4 " thick
  11. Place slices on lined tin about 1/2" apart from each other
  12. Bake for approx. 10-12mins or until golden brown
  13. Remove from tin and leave to cool on wire rack before packing/serving

And this marks the end of my Christmas recipes for 2011. Yay!
Amy. (:

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