For this month's Sweet and Simple Bakes challenge we were invited to make Cranberry, Pecan and White Chocolate Cookies.
I was looking forward to making these as I'd had my eye on the recipe for a while (I'd first seen it in Nigella's Christmas book). Dried cranberries are one of the best things you can put in a cookie in my opinion - they have that nice chewy texture you find in raisins but with a sharper flavour that stands out nicely against the background of biscuit and chocolate.
These cookies turned out really well even without the pecans that I'd forgotten to put on my shopping list. The only thing I'd say, and this applies to all cookie recipes, is that you need to err on the side of caution when it comes to cooking times. Just a couple of minutes over and you move from desirably chewy to slightly too crunchy.