White chocolate, pecan & cranberry cookies

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Yesterday was a very sad day for us. My husband’s lovely Mum passed away after a very long illness. I am feeling very heavy hearted. She was a very kind and generous person and we are all going to miss her so much.

I’m posting this recipe alongside my tribute to her because I made these last year and gave her some to try, as I often did. She said they were lovely, even with cranberries which she wasn’t normally fond of. My mum-in-law and I would quite often have a gossip over coffee and whatever biscuit or cake I brought over. I’ll always cherish the time we spent together ❤

White chocolate, pecan & cranberry cookies

150g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
75g rolled oats
125g soft butter
75g light or dark brown sugar
100g caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
75g dried cranberries
50g pecans, chopped
150g bar white chocolate chopped into chunks, or chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.
Line a baking sheet with baking paper.

Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and oats in a bowl.

Beat the butter and sugars together until creamy. Beat in the egg. Add the flour mixture, then fold in the cranberries, pecans and chocolate chunks.

Roll tablespoons of cookie dough with your hands. They do spread out so don’t make them too big. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 12-15 mins – the cookies will be pale golden around the centre and still quite soft in the middle. Leave on the baking sheet for about 5 mins, then transfer to a wire rack.

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