Cookie Connection - Adventure 3

February 10, 2014

It is week three of our Cookie Connection - Coconut and Cranberry (recipe below) and we decided on a house which frequently has a lovely lady watering her garden who often says hello to us all as we pass by on our walks to the bay.  

She wasn't home today, however we had a nice conversation with her husband and as our little girl passed over the cookie bag she told him we had "baked them in Mama's kitchen" (bless) - all the while keeping a careful eye on his dog who was just a little bit too big for her comfort level!

A sword fight ensued on the way home, you know - as you do!

If you fancy making yourself a batch of cookies, this weeks are Cranberry and Coconut and are rather yummy.

225gm/8oz softened butter
140g/5oz caster sugar
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla
280g/10oz flour
40g/1.5oz coconut
60g/2.5oz dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 180oC/375F.  Beat butter and sugar, then beat in egg and vanilla.  sift the flour and a pinch of salt into the mixture then add the coconut and cranberries and stir until thoroughly mixed.  Scoop tablespoon sized amounts onto tray and bake 10-15 minutes until golden.  Leave 5 minutes on tray then transfer to wire rack to cool.

Next weeks cookie recipe is going to be Donkey Drops!  It is a family cookie recipe Linda has been making for over 40 years - thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

If you have an old family recipe you would like to share, please do - I love to bake something with a personal history, it makes them extra special :)



  1. I just love your cookie connection posts - just look at your gorgeous little girl rushing on ahead - makes you realise how much she enjoys these little escapades. I must say when I look at the photo of the dog - he looks to have kind brown eyes so hopefully, a nice nature too. Looks like Daddys sword might be getting a little bent - he may have lost this battle :-)

  2. These are the sweetest post ~ever~ Love this idea
    I've just done a plum jam drop in our street :)

  3. So cute! And the life lessons you are teaching your little girl is awesome!! Go you! :))

  4. Awesomeness - you know how much I love this! x


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