Christmas is the one time of year that my family always baked several kinds of cookies for guests over the holiday season. Times have changed and we no longer need the selection of sweets we used to but I find myself still baking some of my holiday favorites.
This is probably my most favorite cookie. The tangy cranberries, aromatic almonds and white chocolate create a sumptuous cookie.
I’ve tried replacing the white chocolate in this recipe with milk chocolate but the recipe is not the same. If you absolutely hate white chocolate replace it with dark chocolate. The bitter chocolate pares well with the cranberries.
This applesauce is good with pork or on its own. Its adds a unique flavor to baking when substituted for eggs or oil. Replace 1 egg with 1/4 cup of applesauce or replace 1/4 of the oil in a recipe with applesauce.
8 cups chopped mixed apples
4 cups fresh cranberries
4 cups apple juice or apple cider
1 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
Stir ingredients in a large pot over high heat just until mixture begins to boil. Turn down and simmer until thickened and apples begin to breakdown. Stir pot occasionally to prevent bottom from burning.