Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Loaded Cran-Nut-Dark Chocolate Cookies

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Loaded Cran-Nut-Dark Chocolate Cookies

I have literally been "unplugged" since last Thursday night. No checking the email, Facebook, blogs, etc. It was nice to take a break, not to say I wasn't busy though. Between a baby shower and a weekend with my mom getting our house in order for the newest addition, I have been busy!

Even now, I'm blogging during the commericals of Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters:)

Here's a couple pics of the impromptu baby shower my department gave me last Thursday. So very nice of them! Clearly, I enjoyed the food. Ignore the puffy face I seem to get around 8 months pregnant...lovely.



Since Friday evening, my mom and I (with the occasional help from the husband), have been cleaning, cooking, rearranging, and organizing our cramped space to make it liveable for another human. We had to turn the spare bedroom into a spare bedroom/nursery, but it worked!

At least if this baby were to arrive 4 weeks early, she'd have somewhere to sleep!

We also froze some meals for when the babe arrives - Mexican Mac-n-Cheese, Baked Spaghetti, Banana Zucchini Bread, and these cookies...


Loaded Cran-Nut-Dark Chocolate Cookies
1/4 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. honey
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. baking soda
1/8 t. salt
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1/4 c. flax seed
2 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
1/4 c. dried cranberries
1/4 c. chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat butter for 30 seconds. Add in brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt - combine. Add in egg, vanilla, honey - combine. Beat in flour and flax seed. Fold in chocolate, cranberries and walnuts. Dough will be a little crumbly.

Place by rounded spoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Move to a cooling rack to cool completely.

We kept a few of these out to sample, but these rest went into the freezer. I'm imagining late nights where I'm the only one up in the house, feeding a baby, with one hand in the freezer needing a snack.

Sound about right?

4 comments:

  1. Wow, you look awesome!!! I love your hair and necklace. And such a great idea to start stocking the freezer now for that sweet baby girl. I can't wait to see her pictures when she comes! She's going to be a charmer like her big brother! :)

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  2. You are gorgeous girl!

    Stocking up your freezer is a fabulous idea!

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  3. how cute are you!

    thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  4. Wow, you look awesome!!! I love your hair and necklace. And such a great idea to start stocking the freezer now for that sweet baby girl. I can't wait to see her pictures when she comes! She's going to be a charmer like her big brother! :)

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