Cranberry-Orange Drop Biscuits

    20 minutes

    The secret to these delicious drop biscuits is to soak the dried cranberries in orange juice to plump them up. Cranberries and white chocolate go together well.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 1 1/2 cups sweetened dried cranberries
    • 1 cup orange juice
    • 2/3 cup butter, softened
    • 2/3 cup brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups (220g) rolled oats
    • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup chopped white chocolate

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a small bowl, soak dried cranberries in orange juice to soften, about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C.
    2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg. Combine the oats, flour, bicarb soda, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Drain cranberries and stir into the dough along with white chocolate making sure not to over-mix and make tough biscuits. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased baking trays.
    3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow biscuits to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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    Very good. Next time I will heat the cranberries and oj, then let it cool. This should help to get more orange flavor into the cookie.  -  06 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I like the combination of chocolate and cranberries, but while some recipes are too sweet and others border on health food, this recipe is just right. Yummy. White chocolate gives a subtle sweetness to these cookies, but I think dark chocolate chips (semisweet are OK) best complement the orange flavored cranberries and thus create a bigger wow factor. I use the Ghirardelli cocoa chips - when on sale - which are extra large and also make the cookies slightly larger so that the chocolate isn't overpowering. Time saving tip: Buy packaged orange flavored cranberries. Trader Joe's sells an 8 oz bag for the reasonable price of $2.00 (and the leftover cranberries make a tasty midday snack at work.) Thanks for the great recipe! Not only are they a family favorite, but they also make a great gift for the winter holidays.  -  05 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These were delicious -- I substituted chopped dark chocolate for the white chocolate, threw in some raisins (because I didn't have enough cranberries), and left the dried fruits to stew in the warmed orange juice for closer to an hour. I left them in the oven for a little longer, maybe more like 15 minutes, because they seemed especially gooey. (That may be because I used margarine (ew) instead of butter.) Oh -- I also threw in some flax seed for good measure and a bit of oat cereal that I wanted to get rid of, so mine were a bit crunchy, but I like that.  -  09 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)