Saturday, 25 August 2012

Cherry, Cranberry and Chocolate oaty Cookies

Wow, just looking at the title would make my English langauge teacher proud with the use of three capital C's - a great example of 'the power of three'! And I am rather proud right now, as this past year I decided after many years to go back to college and resit my English Language and Maths GCSE's - and I am delighted to say I passed both! Got my first ever A for the English exam, and a very happy C for my maths! All those nights studying till the wee hours and tears of frustration have been worth it!

Whilst these cookies are not my most favourite biscuit in comparison to other oaty things I've ever baked but at same time were quite edible and vanished pretty quickly! I think the only thing I would change would be a touch more sugar...

This is also my first ever entry into the We Should Cocoa challenge run by Chocolate Teapot and Chocolate Log Blog that I have followed with both envy and forgetfulness for a very long time! This month the special ingredient was glorious Cherries, and is being hosted by the lovely Janice of Farmersgirl Kitchen

Whilst fresh cherries would have been delicious to play with, the weather outside was rather soggy and so I decided to use glacĂ© cherries instead for my entry, and baked these from what I had in stock already! The original recipe was found amongst a huge pile of magazine clippings that got finally sorted the other day into the proper sections of my ever expanding ringbinder (s)!, so I am sure where it came from..

Makes about 15

65g glace cherries, roughly chopped
65g craisins, roughly chopped
110g margarine
50g golden caster sugar
3 tbsp Runny honey
1 egg, beaten
½ tsp vanilla extract
75g oats
75g self raising flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder

Pre-heat your oven to 190, line 2-3 baking trays with parchment paper

Cream together the margarine and sugar, until smooth and light in colour, whisk in the honey, egg and vanilla. (This is why I love my hand mixer!) Fold in the oats, cocoa and flour. Use a dessert sized spoon to blob the mixture onto the trays, keeping a gap in between as they will expand!

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until still soft on top but golden - they will harden on cooling. Once cooked, leave to cool on the tray for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack

Even Dory was excited to see all the cookies!


  1. Congrats on your exam results, that is a great achievement. Also your cookies look very good, so thank you for taking time to join us for We Should Cocoa this month.

  2. Oh look at the goldfish eyeing up the cookies. That too cute!! I'm loving the cherry choc combo thus month. It is very special. Lovely cookies. Need to get some oats in!!

  3. Fantastic news on your exam results - congratulations! Lovely cookies to celebrate too - I love the sound of all those ingredients paired together.

  4. Congratulations on your results. I do love an oaty biscuit - they look very inviting.

  5. Congratulations on your results! The cookies look yummy!!!

  6. Congratulations on your results!

    I keep meaning to get back into the We Should Cocoa challenge. Your cookies sounds great.


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