It’s great to be back with Forever Nigella! It’s been awhile since I participated regularly, and even longer since my surgical oncologist friend (Codename: Candelabra) could join in! We were excited to choose a Christmas-themed Nigella recipe because we both have signed copies of Nigella Christmas. After flipping through the entire cookbook, we decided to make Nigella’s cranberry & white chocolate cookies.
Now, most of the regular readers of this blog know that I’m not particularly fond of dried fruit. However, it would be pointless to make this cookie recipe without dried cranberries, so I bit the bullet and included them. But, I couldn’t bear to buy a whole bag of just dried cranberries and settled instead for purchasing a package of dried cranberries and pecan pieces marketed for use in salads rather than cookies. But, in cookies they would go.
Candelabra, on the other hand, immensely enjoys dried cranberries (and even those craisin things!), so she didn’t mind the dried fruit. However, she’s allergic to nuts, so she made her cranberry & white chocolate cookies pecan-free. Be warned: Candelabra was rather tired when she made her cookies, so she could only muster so much energy to take a nighttime photo of her cookies.