Peanut Cranberry Cookies

(Deutsch) For a long time I was convinced that there is no such thing as a cranberry in Germany. This is simply because we mostly use the word „cranberry“, too, and have been for the last couple of years now. I don’t know, maybe that’s just me but I was quite astonished when finding out that it was the same thing as the berry that I knew under a different name. I realise I don’t really come out of this story as very smart. Normally I’m no friend of dried fruit in my sweets. I cannot stand it when people (or adverts) try to pass it off as a healthy sweet…it’s fruit – come on! Anyhow, so I wasn’t too sure about trying this recipe. But seriously – the sour cranberry, the salty peanut and the sweet cookie dough – wow, I mean – you really got something there! Also, make sure to try the other flavours: Chocolate Chip, Cashew Lemon or Chocolate Banana.

American Cookies Cranberry Peanut Mainbacken (7)

And don’t forget about the raffle:

The cookies are easy to make but if you want to be sure that there is nothing that can go wrong – I prepared three baking mixes for different flavoured cookies. And you can win one of them. All you need is a Facebook-Account. This is how you participate:

  1. You marked the „MainBacken“-site on Facebook as liked
  2. You leave me a comment in the raffle-post telling me your favourite cookie or busicuit flavour

You are also of course welcome to share the post. This is how I get inspiration for new recipes. It’s a masterplan. Ha-Ha. The raffle is on until Sunday, 23rd of August 2015. I’ll use a random-choosing mechanism online to determine who the winners are and will post them on Facebook the day after. They then have a week to e-mail me their address so I can send the mixures to them. And yes, I also ship abroad, this has not influence on your chances, it’s totally random.

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For about 60 small cookies

Let’s make the cookies

  • 350 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 180 g butter
  • 70 g peanut butter (smooth or cunky)
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 g sugar (white)
  • 200 g sugar (brown)
  • 1/2 table spoon of salt
  • 150 g dried cranberries

Preheat your oven to 180°C

1.) Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, both kinds of sugar, salt, cranberries)

2.) Add eggs and butter and peanut butter to the mix and kneal with your hands until you have a well mixed dough

3.) Place grease-proof paper on a tray. Form the dough into little balls (size: slightly smaller than a tennisball) and place them on a tray, leaving enough space inbetween them.

Tip: The balls melt in the oven and this is how the cookie gets its shape. The size of the balls determine the size of the cookies. Makes sense. Wet your hands – it will be easier to roll the dough and it won’t stick. For the small cookies the balls should be the size of a pound-coin

4.) Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes. They are done once the edges are golden brown. In the middle they are still soft and will harden when cooling. Do not lift the cookies up, either slide them off the tray with the baking paper or let them cool on the tray using a second one for the next batch.

American Cookies Chocolate Chip Mainbacken (8)

American Cookies Chocolate Chip Mainbacken (9)

American Cookies Cranberry Peanut Mainbacken (4)

American Cookies Cranberry Peanut Mainbacken (5)

American Cookies Cranberry Peanut Mainbacken (6)

American Cookies Cranberry Peanut Mainbacken (1)

American Cookies Cranberry Peanut Mainbacken (7)


You can freeze the unbaked cooking dough.

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