It’s finally autumn guys, and you know when the temperatures drop, the body craves something to eat. This is why it’s time for cookies! You know that I usually propagate a healthy way of life, although sometimes it’s rather difficult to not “make mistakes”. Aka, eat something sweet, especially in the afternoon. A healthy version would be eating a handful of nuts, but sometimes…well, sometimes I want cookies, or some cake (like this one). So here we are!
As I have left you hanging last week, I thought I should explain why: I spent my weekend in Budapest. Which you might have noticed on my Instagram account, or on Facebook. It was a total blast! If you don’t know Budapest, have a look at my guide and fall in love with this city. Anyway, I came back on Monday, and then uni started again, and it was just too much. I really need to get into the routine again!
But let’s get to the cookies! I wanted to create something crunchy with a fruit twist, and I thought these ingredients were a nice autumn combination. Plus, I saved up enough money to treat myself to a KitchenAid! So expect tons of baking recipes in the future.
- 160 g of flour
- 3/4 tsp. of baking soda
- 1/2 to 1 tsp. of cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. of salt
- 170 g of unsalted and soft butter
- 170 g of brown sugar
- 115 g of normal sugar
- 1 tbsp. of honey
- 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 160 g of soft oats
- 50 g of white chocolate
- A handful of almonds
- A handful of cranberries
In a bowl, mix the flour with the cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the butter and both kinds of sugar. It’s best to use an electric mixer for that! Now add the honey, vanilla and the egg. Stir until you have a smooth mixture.
Turn the mixer to a lower level, then add the flour mixture. Turn the mixer higher again and beat in the oats. Keep on stirring until everything is combined.
Now turn of your electric mixer and stir in the chocolate, almonds and cranberries. This is rather tough because of the consistency of the dough!
On a wooden board, roll out the firm dough into a sausage. Wrap it in cling film and cool it for at least 2 hours in your refrigerator.
When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to about 170°C. Next, prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Take out your dough, and with a sharp knife cut off coin-like pieces. Place them onto the baking sheet. Leave enough room for your cookies!
Bake the cookies for about 18-20 minutes, then check if they’re good enough. Let them cool.
Let’s talk about this KitchenAid. It was so much fun working with this, and soo easy! I am really looking forward to test my baking skills (rather average at the moment) and work with all the attachments. To the cookies: Yummy! A bit too crunchy for my taste, I guess I have to adjust the baking time. But the mixture of ingredients is perfect, they’re really packed with flavour!