It’s been almost a year but we’re nearing the end of the cooking with kids A to Z, in fact we’re up to W – and today I’m sharing a quick and easy cookie recipe that is ideal for Christmas cookies to share with family and friends – our Walnut, Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Delicious, quick and easy Christmas Cookie Recipe - walnut, cranberry and white chocolate chip drop cookies

 

These were so easy to make – in the past we’ve made some Walnut and Chocolate chip cookies – which were delicious and now a regular weekend bake to fill the cookie jar for after school treats for the kids. The kids loved them but they weren’t Christmas enough for us – so using a favourite Christmas ingredient and swapping out the milk chocolate chips for white we’ve come up with a Christmas Cookie that is very very forgiving so ideal to make with even toddlers in your family.

Ingredients

115g margarine or butter

50g Granulated Sugar

75g Soft Light Brown Sugar

1 medium egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

125g plain flour (all purpose flour)

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

140g white chocolate chips

25g chopped walnuts

50g cranberries chopped

How to make Walnut, Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat an oven to 180C/350F

Delicious, quick and easy Christmas Cookie Recipe - walnut, cranberry and white chocolate chip drop cookies

Either by hand on in a stand mixer – put in the margarine and the two different types of sugar – mix until they are creamed together and fluffy

Delicious, quick and easy Christmas Cookie Recipe - walnut, cranberry and white chocolate chip drop cookies

Add in the egg and the vanilla extract and mix together

Delicious, quick and easy Christmas Cookie Recipe - walnut, cranberry and white chocolate chip drop cookies

Add the flour and the bicarbonate of soda and mix to form a fairly runny dough.

Delicious, quick and easy Christmas Cookie Recipe - walnut, cranberry and white chocolate chip drop cookiesChop up the walnuts – I like using our chopped for this but you could do it with a knife.

Delicious, quick and easy Christmas Cookie Recipe - walnut, cranberry and white chocolate chip drop cookies

Delicious, quick and easy Christmas Cookie Recipe - walnut, cranberry and white chocolate chip drop cookies

Delicious, quick and easy Christmas Cookie Recipe - walnut, cranberry and white chocolate chip drop cookies

Add the cranberries – we’ve used dried as they aren’t yet in season in the UK and the white chocolate chips and mix it all together.

Drop the cookies onto a lined baking sheet making sure that you leave some space between as they do tend to spread – around 5cm between them all around is needed.

Delicious, quick and easy Christmas Cookie Recipe - walnut, cranberry and white chocolate chip drop cookies

Place in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes – ours took 10 minutes to go a lovely golden colour and not be burnt around the edges.

Delicious, quick and easy Christmas Cookie Recipe - walnut, cranberry and white chocolate chip drop cookies

Delicious, quick and easy Christmas Cookie Recipe - walnut, cranberry and white chocolate chip drop cookies

These are perfect for having around at this time of the year to share with friends and family that unexpectedly drop in.

Delicious, quick and easy Christmas Cookie Recipe - walnut, cranberry and white chocolate chip drop cookies

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But what actually happens is you spend hours searching through Pinterest looking for ideas and realise halfway through saying you are going to start that you have only 1 thing on the materials list!

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So that is why we’ve put together our 24 favourite Christmas Activities, Crafts and Recipes with full materials lists and step-by-step instructions so that you have everything at your fingertips.

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Delicious, quick and easy Christmas Cookie Recipe - walnut, cranberry and white chocolate chip drop cookies