Cookie bars with chocolate chips and cranberries



Baking is science!!! My last baking experience proved it once again. The story of these cookie bars is like this. Several months ago for the first time I found chocolate chips in Turkish supermarkets. I saw and bought them. I had no inspiration to use them since then as I don't like being very precise with the ingredients. However, it seems that all food bloggers are doing nothing but baking cookies nowdays! So I couln't resist. I have never made cookies before. I mean those beautifully round American style cookies which are crispy on the outside and heavenly soft inside. When I finally made up my mind to make these cookies there was a problem which recipe to choose and at the end I made them my way ( that is the only reason they are not round at all!!!). I used common ingredients just I guess I was a bit mean with flour. Though the biggest mistake I made was that when putting on a baking tray, I made them a bit too big and placed too close to each other. So the final result was a big tray of one big cookie! Luckily, it tasted really great and had the right crispiness and softness inside, so I decided to cut them in bars. Who said that cookies have to be just round!!! :) And I must say it was the first time in the last few years that I had a glass of milk and a cookie. I even had to skip my dinner. But it was worth!!!


What we need:

125gr of butter
200 gr of sugar
1 egg
200 gr of flour
1 tbsp of baking powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ground ginger
a pinch of ground cardamon
a pinch of ground clove
30 gr of chocolate chips
a handful of dried cranberries ( soaked in hot water beforehand)

What we have to do:

1. Mix butter with sugar. Then add the egg. Mix it well again.
2. Mix in all the spices, flour, baking powder. Then add chocolate chips and cranberries. Then shape the cookies. Then transfer onto the baking tray.
3. Bake in an oven ( 180C) for 10-12 minutes. Let it cool and then serve. Enjoy!!!
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