In my last pumpkin post, I mentioned it was almost time for me to become cranberry-obsessed.
That time has officially arrived.
I eat cranberries year round, but love this time of year when more folks are interested in joining me in the combination of sweet and tart that goes just as well in desserts as savory dishes. I’m kicking off the cranberry fest this year with cookies. Because, well, cookies. That’s enough, right?
A few notes on ingredients: I used dried cranberries from Eden Organics in these cookies. They are sweetened with apple juice instead of refined sugar. While I’m not completely eliminating any trace of refined sugar in this recipe, I am reducing it where possible. For white chocolate, there are a couple of options. The cookies in the photos were made with Lieber’s white chocolate decorating chips, which are dairy-free. I order mine from Vegan Essentials. Because I tolerate goat milk better than cow milk, I sometimes splurge and buy a bar of Davao White Chocolate from Askinosie. Unlike most “white chocolate,” Askinosie’s white chocolate is technically chocolate. It’s also technically divine and made with three simple ingredients: organic cane juice, cocoa butter and goat milk powder. It’s almost too good to eat any other way than straight out of the wrapper, but I put it in cookies for special occasions. For the crystallized ginger, I used the Crystallized Ginger Chips from The Ginger People. You can use any crystallized ginger, just dice it finely.
Ok, let’s dive in to the recipe and get this cranberry obsession rolling…