This holiday season as the weather is getting colder and the shimmering lights in the night are getting brighter.
There's no better way than indulge in the blissful season other then baking and get in the joyful holiday spirit , so as I dust off the flour all over me and as my home starts to smells like fresh baked cookies :) here's a new delight called Cranberry coconut bars, the recipe used was from the blog Belle of the kitchen .
This is recipe I used from the link If you wish to follow the recipe
I did tweak it a little bit by not adding the topping or frosting but adding some sweetened coconut flakes towards the end instead .
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
1½ cups packed brown sugar
1 tsp orange extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup white chocolate chips
¾ cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 15x10 or 13x9 inch jelly roll pan or rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Beat together melted butter and brown sugar over medium speed with an electric mixer. Add in eggs, 1 tsp orange extract, and 1 tsp vanilla extract and beat until mixed well. Add in ground ginger, baking powder, salt, and flour, beating until just blended.
Stir in white chocolate chips and cranberries by hand. Spread evenly into the bottom of prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 18-22 minutes until set and golden brown at the edges.
Add the coconut flakes towards the last few mins of baking gently spread the flakes on the top of the baked bar and bake for few more mins. Don't over bake or bars will be hard.
Remove from oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool.
Allow bars to cool completely before cutting into squares and Njoy !