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Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches

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I love using dried fruit in baking for an easy and quick dose of flavour and texture. Cranberries add an extra layer of tartness to any dessert, which is why I love pairing them with white chocolate.

The lovely folks at Ocean Spray sent me some dried cranberries and cranberry sauce recently to get creative with, and this is what I came up with!

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I had a hankering for cookies lately and wanted to perfect the ultimate cranberry and white chocolate cookie. I contemplated a cranberry drizzle over the top, until I realised you honestly can’t get better than a cookie sandwich.

The slightly salty cream cheese used in the cranberry filling balances out the sweet cookies well, making them highly addictive.

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Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches
 
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Serves: 10 cookie sandwiches
Ingredients
Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies
  • 140g butter (room temperature)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 125g white chocolate chips
  • 125g Ocean Spray Dried Cranberries
Cranberry Cream Cheese Icing
  • 50g cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 3 tbsp Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce
  • 3-4 cups icing sugar
Instructions
Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Cream the butter and sugars for at least 5 minutes until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well.
  3. Add the white chocolate, cranberries, flour, baking soda and baking powder. Beat on low speed until just combined (don't overwork the mixture or it can become tough).
  4. Dollop tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough onto lined baking trays.
  5. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, around 12-14 minutes.
  6. Allow cookies to cool completely on a baking rack.
Cranberry Cream Cheese Icing
  1. Combine cream cheese and cranberry sauce in a bowl with electric beaters until thoroughly mixed through.
  2. Gradually add the icing sugar, beating until thick and creamy.
  3. Use a small offset spatula or a knife, spread a generous amount of icing on half of the cookies, and then sandwich them together with the remaining cookies.

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I must admit I got a bit excited with my portion control of the cookie batter and created HUGE cookie sandwiches (not that’s really a problem, let’s be honest). But for health’s sake, I suggest you stick to my rule of a tablespoon-sized ball of dough per cookie.

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And don’t forget to swing by the Ocean Spray facebook page – they’re currently running a competition to win one of five $1000 grocery vouchers, by answering the question, ‘What is the most creative cranberry dish you would love to cook and what would you call it?’ in 30 words or less. Get those creative juices flowing!

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14 Comments

    • Reply Swah March 2, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Ooo I must admit I haven’t used craisins in many savoury dishes, they sound divine in cous cous!

  • Reply Nicole- Champagne and Chips February 26, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    These look fantastic. I love (LOVE) the cream cheese filling. I’ve made a few cookie sandwiches in my time but never thought to use cream cheese. Cranberries are such a lovely fresh, tangy flavour. So good.

    • Reply Swah March 2, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks Nicole! The cream cheese filling was a lovely contrast to the sweet cookies. I can’t wait to make them again!

  • Reply Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages February 28, 2015 at 8:37 am

    My kids gobble dried cranberries by the handful so I can imagine that if I leave any for them they would gobble them up too.

    • Reply Swah March 2, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      Your kids have good taste! :)

  • Reply Lauren @ Create Bake Make March 2, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Oh my goodness these look amazing! I love the cream cheese filling.

    • Reply Swah March 2, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Thank you Lauren! I wish I had a few more of those cookies right now…

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  • Reply Danielle L March 5, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I love the size you made them, I won’t be reducing the size when I make them!! Love your photos too.

    • Reply Swah March 6, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Thanks so much Danielle! And as they say, bigger is better!

  • Reply Maxabella March 6, 2015 at 10:08 am

    These are fabulous! I made a big batch of our favourite chocolate chip cookies this week but never once thought to make them extra-special with a little filing. Thanks for the recipe and the idea! x

    • Reply Swah March 6, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Thanks so much Maxabella! Hope you enjoy cookie sandwich experiences ;) xxx

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