Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Cookies

Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Cookies

Spurred on by the now annual Eat Christmas Cookies at Food Blogga I am busy making Christmas cookies, these might not be an obvious Christmas recipe but the red cranberries and green pumpkin seeds seem pretty festive . You could substitute dried apricots , sultanas or raisins . They are crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle.

Last year for the same blogging event  I made Gingerbread Stars early in the year and took pictures which were lovely because I gave people Christmas cards with recipes on them. But time is a bit pressured this year so how is this for sneaky,  these cookies are  great as gifts but the dry ingredients layered in jars  be given as cookie mixes accompanied by recipe gift tags

These dry ingredients  enough to pack into a 0.5litre kilner jar ( requiring the addition of one egg and 100ml of sunflower oil ) and makes approx 12 large cookies

Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Cookies

Makes 12

Dry Ingredients
150g of brown sugar
100g of caster sugar
125g of plain flour
6 heaped tbsp of pumpkin seeds
6 heaped tbsp of cranberries
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt

Wet ingredients
1 egg
100ml of sunflower oil

Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 180degC
  2. Cover a baking sheet with baking paper
  3. Mix together the dry ingredients  sugar flour, pumpkin seeds , cranberries baking powder and salt.
  4. Beat in the egg and sunflower oil .
  5. To form the cookies Place heaped 2 heaped tablespoons of mixture ( one ice cream scoop) on the baking sheet leaving at least 2 inches between heaps to allow the cookies to spread.
  6. Press each heap down slightly .
  7. Bake for 15 minutes until golden , remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool

If these don’t inspire potentially hundreds of other recipes over at Food Blogga Christmas Cookie roundup

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5 Responses to Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Cookies

  1. Forkable says:

    That is a great gift idea for making a jar with dry ingredients with a recipe included. I’m posting christmas cookie ideas all this week, and I’ve got to include a link to this post somewhere!

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  3. Sophie says:

    I agree with forkable – such a nice idea packaged up with a ribbon as a gift.

    The cookies look fab, all chewy in the middle, just the way I like them!

  4. Nicisme says:

    Those look wonderful Becky, I might have to add them to my ever-growing list!

  5. martin says:

    Very good, too much sugar for me, will reduce by half next time. My wife loved them! Thanks ;)

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