These biscuits are delicious. Thanks to Jamie Oliver for putting me onto them. Quick to make too. And the perfect treat for that post-Christmas lull. His version has orange zest, but I prefer to use lime. Lime reminds me of summer holidays, and cranberries of Christmas, so its the perfect combination. Chocolate? Reminds me that I want another one, please. I think these would be pretty tasty with some slivered or broken up almonds in them too, perhaps reduce the cranberries and choc chips by a quarter each, and make up the weight in nuts? Pistachios? Go for gold, see what works!
75 g butter
100 g castor sugar
zest of one lime
160 g flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
50 g dried cranberries
100 g dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 190 degrees celcius.
- Cream butter and sugar, then mix in the egg and zest. Add dry ingredients and mix, before finally adding in the cranberries and chocolate and mixing through.
- Place coin-sized dollops onto baking tray (I line mine with baking paper, but you could grease them with cooking oil or butter if you prefer), flatten and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool on cooling racks before eating with a gin and tonic (or a hot chocolate, if you're Christmasing in cooler climes).