Preheat oven to 325F and line a baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
In a medium bowl mix together the maple syrup, brown sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract, mixed spice, zest of full orange and half of oranges juice . Fold in oats, almonds and pistachios and mix until fully combined.
Dump onto baking sheet and using a spatula press down so granola is in a compact even layer.
Bake for 30 minutes then sprinkle cranberries on top, bake for an additional 10 minuets, the granola will be a beautiful golden brown.
Let cool on baking rack for 1 hour then break into clusters. Store in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks.
Double White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies are thick, chewy, moist cookies filled with White Chocolate Pudding, Dried Cranberries & White Chocolate Chips!
So I went to dinner the other week with my girlfriends at a very nice restaurant. I got home from the restaurant, now in light (as the restaurant was dimely light) I looked down at my hands to see them dirty and black.
First I thought, that was a nice restaurant it couldn’t be dirty, then after about 10 minutes of thinking I finally realized it was these new black jeans I just bought. I was so excited to get them. They are some skinny Hudson jeans and since I have the blue jean version and wear them to pieces I just knew it was a fabulous purchase getting them in black.
Well I washed them after that experience, twice now, but they still make my hands so dirty!! I hate it but I love these jeans!!
Hopefully a third wash will do the trick.
So these cookies.
I am usually not one for dried fruit. I am always so depressed when I grab a bar of what I think its Cadbury Dairy Milk only to find out its Fruit & Nut, gross. I like nuts by most of the time I am a nut less in my desserts kind of girl. I do however love nuts in my toffee brittle. But fruit not so much, except for fruit pies or fruit tarts but I guess thats not dried fruits. Well anyways, everyone and there mom seems to love white chocolate cranberry cookies so naturally I decided to give em a go.
I put my spin on them and used White Chocolate Pudding in the mix. I’m sure someone else out there has done it but I sure haven’t seen it before! I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed these cookies. I took some to work and would eagerly eat my lunch to get to my cookie. These are soft, chewy, and irresistible!
Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with silpat liner.
In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and sugars for 2 minutes. Add in vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Mix in pudding mix until fully combined. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Fold in white chocolate chips and cranberries.
Place 2 tbsp size balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes, let cool on wire rack for 5 minutes before removing from pan.