Happy Valentine’s Day! I know it such a commercial day… but for me it’s just another excuse to go out to eat with my boyfriend. We’ve been together for 5 years, so we’re past the ‘cutesy’ phase. And I try to bake something for him every v-day, but last year I failed. This year I made him cookies, with one of his favourite chocolates in it. While making the cookies, the mixer decided to not work anymore. So I mixed everything with the hand.
Tony Chocolonely Sea Salt Caramel with Cranberry’s Cookie Recipe
If you like the mix of sweet and salt, this recipe is for you. Of course you don’t have to follow the recipe precisely and use what you have. So here it is:
- 260 gram flour (205 self rising flour/ 45 gram wheat flour I didn’t have enough self rising flour)
- 2 teaspoons vanille extract
- 2 medium eggs
- 100 gram Tony Chocolonely Sea Salt Caramel
- 60 gram Cranberry’s
- 150 gram cane sugar
- 3 pinches salt
- 250 gram organic dairy butter
- Pre heat the oven at 190 °C and place the baking sheet on the tray
- Chop the chocolate in small pieces
- Mix the butter, eggs, vanille extract, sugar and salt.
- Add the flour, mix it well.
- And of course, add the chocolate and cranberries
- Roll the batter in small balls (you can put 9 balls per tray)
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Cool them for 5 minutes on the baking sheet
- Let them cool again until they don’t feel soft and fragile anymore
The recipe is enough for 21 cookies.
Personally I think 80 gram sugar is enough. Next time I would also add more cranberry’s. Oh and, I used 250 butter, because I didn’t want to waste the leftover butter (like I normally do). I think 220 gram is enough.
Our Valentine tradition
Since two years ago we started a tradition, let me call it: ‘surprise restaurant’. So basically every year we switch, this years it’s my boyfriends turn. He has to choose a nice, yummy, delicious restaurant and he also has to keep it a secret from me. But that doesn’t stop me from asking hints, because I’m the annoying girlfriend.
So last year I picked The Seafood Bar in Amsterdam. The year before that he picked De Rechtbank in Utrecht. And for this year he picked Miu, a sushi/asian fusion cuisine restaurant in Amsterdam. Even though I work at a sushi restaurant myself, I still like to eat sushi elsewhere. But I have to say… we both agree that the sushi from my work will always be the best in our eyes (and tongue).
Nonetheless, I enjoy every minute we spend together, especially when we’re eating together.