Loaded with buttery cocoa and cranberry flavors, these chewy cranberry chocolate cookies are extremely scrumptious and very soft inside.
Actually this is what I expect from a cookie recipe: Easy and fast to make, ready for consumption shortly after baking and very very delicious.
When I decided to make some cookies, I knew I would be in the middle of a cookie fight. For my husband, a dessert without cocoa is meaningless; he doesn’t even taste a white cookie. On the other hand, the other guy in my life, my little five year old, doesn’t like cocoa. (I’m really tired of his complaints on the use of cocoa in my recipes). Actually he likes them, but has a sort of prejudice about dark colored desserts. They both turn out very dominant when I start baking in the kitchen, but although my heart was with my son, this time I was on my husband’s side.
I decided to make these cookies because they are really very scrumptious when you bake them with cocoa. I think I have to confess that I am on my husband’s side about the cookies. The stuff mainly made of milk are great when they are white, like puddings or creamy stuff, but for cakes and cookies, cocoa is an indispensable ingredient. How can it smell and taste that sinfully delicious! For me coffee and cocoa are siblings as there are no other brown ingredients that are both great in taste and smell.
And… Cranberries! Why are they so delicious! I think without cranberries cookies are not complete. For me, they exist not as a member of fruit species but as an ingredient for desserts, especially cookies. Making these chewy cranberry chocolate cookies is really easy and simple, but of course there are some points you should consider.
First of all, although I like them a lot, you can substitute cranberries with raisins or any other dried fruit you like as long as they are small enough or cut into small pieces. The second thing is that, you should be careful about baking time, or else your cookies may lose their chewy form. And the last thing: shortly after you have removed your cookies from the oven, transfer them onto a platform where they can get some cool air from the bottom (otherwise they’ll sweat and lose their crunchy outer texture. I hope you will like my chewy cranberry chocolate cookies recipe. I wanted to share this recipe with you because we (even my son) like them a lot.