Friday, 14 October 2011

Pear, Cranberry and Ginger Cookies

A quick stop-gap bake, before I do something special for the weekend! These cookies can be in the oven within 10 minutes of starting to bake, and I just put the mixing bowl on the scales and weigh in each ingredient in turn. The slowest part was chopping a few dried pears!

I kept to seasonal dried fruits and my October theme of 'spices' and made my usual recipe for cookies made with oil, (from Cookie Madness)using 40g chopped dried pears, 35g dried cranberries and 25g chopped crystallised ginger instead of chocolate and nuts. I also added 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon with the flour.

Unfortunately I forgot I was using the fan oven, and set it to the usual temperature for conventional baking. I think this is the reason why the cookies didn't spread as much as usual - it's the only thing which was different. It didn't affect the flavour though - lots of chewy fruit and lovely tangy little pieces of ginger to bite into.

5 comments:

Chele said...

Perfectly seasonal cookies, just the way I like them too ;0)

Baking Addict said...

These look great!

C said...

They look really good, and I love the combination of dried fruits that you've chosen for these - they sound delicious. I love your spice theme for October, it seems just the right time of year for spices.

celia said...

Ten minute cookies are a treasure, Suelle! And such a tasty combination of dried fruit you have in them too!

Carole said...

These look and sound adorable. I'm going to put them on my 'to bake' list! Will let you know how they turn out. Hopefully they will look as good as yours.