Cakes & Bakes: Macadamia nut & cranberry cookies

Home-made macadamia nut & cranberry cookies | H is for Home

I keep forgetting how quick and easy it is to rustle up a batch of cookies. I have a bag of pistachios in the cupboard that needs to be used up, so I decided to make some pistachio & cranberry cookies using a recipe I found on the BBC Good Food website.

Chopped macadamia nuts ans dried cranberries | H is for Home

However, when I popped across to the supermarket to get some dried cranberries, I saw that they also did packets of cranberries WITH macadamia nuts.

Home-made macadamia nut & cranberry cookie dough batons | H is for Home Home-made macadamia nut & cranberry cookie dough batons wrapped in cling film | H is for Home

I love macadamia nuts – a little on the expensive side, but you don’t need that many in the macadamia nut & cranberry cookies I ended up making.

Home-made macadamia nut & cranberry cookies, uncooked on a baking tray | H is for Home

They were just so scrumptious! Crumbly, sweet and nutty. A few chunks of white chocolate added to the mix would have gone down a treat as well. I’ll try that combination very soon. I guess I’ll use that bag of pistachios some other time!

Home-made macadamia nut & cranberry cookies on a wire cooling rack | H is for Home

Soul cakes
Yields 20
Cook Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
  1. 175g/6oz butter
  2. 175g/6oz caster sugar
  3. 3 egg yolks
  4. 450g/1lb plain flour
  5. 1tsp ground mixed spice
  6. A little milk to mix (I used about 4 tbsps)soul cakes ingredients
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  1. Preheat the oven to 180ยบC/350ยบF/Gas mark 4
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl and then beat in the egg yolks one at a time
  3. Sift the flour and the spice into another bowl then add to the butter mixture
  4. Stir in the currants and add milk if necessary to form a soft dough
  5. Form the dough into flat cakes and mark each with a cross
  6. Put on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown
Adapted from A Calendar of Feasts: Cattern Cakes and Lace
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  • jennhaden3

    I’m not big on cookies or biscuits myself, not into sweet things, but my fav. if I had to pick one is a plain digestive biscuit x

  • Jane Irene Berrow

    I love shortbread for its buttery taste

  • kate

    we love making cherry biccys mmm

  • Beverley

    Can’t beat choc chip!

  • Lucy Lucciano

    these look delicious, I love cookies. I enjoyed last nights bake off too, I love gingerbread and also oatmeal and raisin

  • Amy Fidler

    love chocolate chip shortbread cookies xx

  • Annabel Greaves

    I love the cherry biscuits

  • Heather Jenkinson

    I love home made shortbread, and I dip it into melted chocolate, yummy!

  • Sinead ORourke

    Love shortbread

  • Lisa Parker

    I love shortbread biscuits x

  • amy bondoc

    i love chocolate chip cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jo liddement

    I love shortbread biscuits

  • Mary

    I definitely have to make these. They look delicious. Love macadamia nuts.

  • Jo Carroll

    Cookies are by far my favourite. I’m a regular ‘Cookie Monster’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Krystle Coles

    White Chocs chip!

  • Kerry Kilmister

    My 3 children love homemade biscuits. These look delicious

  • Rebecca Nisbet

    i can be quite partial to a fig roll!

  • Kim Styles

    we make shrewsbury biscuits -really easy and totally delicious

  • D J Freeman

    Chocolate chip cookies

  • Chris

    I love biscotti with nuts. Great for dunking.

  • Liza Park

    I like to bake lemon and white chocolate chip cookies

  • hd foster

    chunky chocolate and cherry for me

  • Stevie

    My favourite was my Grandma’s butter cookies. I should try to make some.

  • Laura Antill

    Oat and raisin cookies

  • Fiona Rennie

    I love any type of caramel biscuits

  • Rachel Butterworth

    White chocolate and raspberry cookies. Yummy.

  • Julie Ward

    Chocolate chip cookies for me and grandchildren

  • Wendy Jones

    I love those cookies that are almost like a cake, you know squishy biccies. can’t remember what they are called. Have tried to bake some but not much success YET!!!

  • Amanda noble

    Anything oaty …love em x

  • Sue Price

    Ooh they sound gorgeous! My favourite cookie is peanut butter & chocolate cookies that my kids make. Rather rich but so delicious!

  • Deborah Clarke

    The classic choc chip cookie .

  • Tanya S M Grant

    Bourbon is my favourite

  • Sheila Sloan

    Looks delicious. Must try the recipe.

  • Gwen Maynard

    I like shortbread.

  • Kathy B

    My favourite biscuit is a classic shortbread. Easy to make and always delicious!

  • maria

    I love shortbread it’s very light and tasty

  • nolene

    white chocolate and raspberry cookies yum yum

  • Purmala Shrestha

    I like Shortbread. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kimberley Ryan

    My favourite has to be ginger snaps

  • alice lightning

    love to make scrummy buttery melt in the mouth biccies always go down well

  • Minnie Whittaker

    I love making rosemary shortbread – I adapted a lavender shortbread recipe which I was not to keen on .

  • Carly Belsey

    I make some lovely chunky chocolate chip cookies with my son. They are my favourites as they are all gooey inside ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jodie Harvey

    double chocolate chip cookies for me <3

  • Lucy Chester

    shortbread as so yummy

  • AG

    I like shortbread and double/triple/million chocolate cookies!

  • Andrea

    We like to make cranberry and white chocolate biscuits.

  • L tabstar

    Mmmm sounds amazing. I love cookies or shortbread – rather partial to a custard cream too!

  • Hayley Todd

    I absolutely love choc-chip cookies! I’m a definite cookie monster!

  • Petra Beck

    I love making Italian style almond biccies, and just recently I have come up with a coconut shortbread recipe which is very yummy.

  • FionaJK42

    I like plain biscuits that I can dunk, so either Rich Tea or Marie

  • Tee simpson

    I love a custard cream

  • anthony harrington

    I love cake, my fav is Lemon Iced Sponge Cake and my fav biscuit is a Dark chocolate Digestive

  • Kim Styles

    I love shrewsbury biscuits

  • Rebecca Nisbet

    you cant beat a cookie fresh out of the oven!

  • Annabel Greaves

    The shortbread looks delicious xx

  • Kayleigh Tear

    Argh! The diet WAS supposed to start today. This has made me want to bake after school pick up. Double the crime haha!

  • Rachel Butterworth

    Lemon Drizzle.

  • maria

    shortbread x

  • I’m the worse for sweet things! My favourite cake at the moment is either Red Velvet or Carrot cake but if my Hubby’s aunt asks it’s always Victoria Sponge. She often makes one when we visit even when she’s super busy and really probably doesn’t have the time because she knows it my favourite.

  • Gill Mitchell

    These look amazing ๐Ÿ˜€ My favourite is chocolate orange cake ๐Ÿ˜€

  • natalee gosiewski

    wow cant wait to try making these

  • Dee anne Partridge

    Excellent lovely recipe

  • michelle jenkins

    I love making cookies, this recipe is going staring in my baking book.