Coconut and cranberry are a brilliant combination, so I thought I would incorporate them into cookies. I think they look quite festive with flecks of red from the cranberries, and a sprinkle of white coconut. Give them a go and let me know what you think!
I used a basic sugar cookie dough recipe, as seen in my last post, but added extra ingredients.
1 1/2 cups softened butter
2 cups caster sugar
5 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Pre-heat oven to 200°c. Line a baking tray with grease0proof paper.
Cream the butter and sugar together, then beat in the eggs to the mixture. In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Slowly add in the flour mixture to the liquid mix. Once the dough is formed, add in the desiccated coconut and dried cranberries and fold the dough until evenly mixed.
Cover the dough and chill for at least an hour.
Take around half a table spoon full of the dough and roll into balls, and place evenly spread apart onto the lined baking tray.
Bake for 6-8 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle a little bit of the desiccated coconut on top of the cookies.