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Dark chocolate, macadamia and ???

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flourless Dec 19, 2006 08:25 PM

I'm making cookies on Christmas eve to take to family on the 25th. I'm doing kind of a chocolate chip style cookie, but with dark chips and macadamias. I just feel like it needs a fruity component. I don't have cranberries and don't really feel like braving the crowds to buy some. What else could I toss in to add a bit more dimension?

Lemon or Orange zest? Candied Ginger? I'm all out of inspiration by this point in the season.

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  1. MMRuth RE: flourless Dec 19, 2006 08:27 PM

    Candied ginger came to mind as soon as I saw the title of your post.

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      Katie Nell RE: MMRuth Dec 19, 2006 08:33 PM

      me too, but I think I always have candied ginger on the brain!

      As a side note, I made a dark chocolate cookie with dried cranberries, toasted pecans, and white chocolate chunks and I'm really not liking them, so no big loss that you don't want to go get cranberries, in my opinion!

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        Dommy RE: Katie Nell Dec 19, 2006 08:39 PM

        Me three!!! That would add such add such a nice zing... :)

        --Dommy!

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          Katie Nell RE: Dommy Dec 19, 2006 08:40 PM

          I know! Now I wish I could dig the cranberries out of my darn cookies and add the ginger!!

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      bourbongirl RE: flourless Dec 19, 2006 08:29 PM

      dried cherries!
      or coconut!

      or both!!

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        Ellen RE: bourbongirl Dec 19, 2006 10:53 PM

        Two of my favorites!

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          OCAnn RE: bourbongirl Dec 19, 2006 11:16 PM

          Agree on coconut!

        2. LoDega RE: flourless Dec 19, 2006 08:29 PM

          Dried cranberries.

          Whoops, I don't read carefully enough sometimes. I'm sorry!

          UM... Let's go GINGER then!

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            HillJ RE: flourless Dec 19, 2006 08:30 PM

            rice krispies add a nice crunch too
            dried banana chips
            apricots

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              morebubbles RE: HillJ Dec 19, 2006 08:44 PM

              Yum! Gotta try the whole combo! crunchy & chewy suits me.

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              Alice Letseat RE: flourless Dec 19, 2006 08:36 PM

              Orange or tangerine peel, grated not too finely.

              1. chef chicklet RE: flourless Dec 19, 2006 08:47 PM

                yummy an orange truffle cookie!

                1. bolivianita RE: flourless Dec 19, 2006 09:16 PM

                  I HATE coconut but I am going to suggest it for this cookie recipe.
                  (I really think you should brave the crowds and buy some dried crans).

                  1. notmartha RE: flourless Dec 19, 2006 09:25 PM

                    My vote is for lemon zest. Mac nuts are kind of rich, so lemon can be a good counterbalance.

                    I would agree coconut + mac nuts for white chocolate chips, but somehow can't picture it with dark.

                    Guess if you want all out sweet put some caramel in it. ;)

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                      LoDega RE: notmartha Dec 20, 2006 01:40 AM

                      It's super good with dark, I promise.

                    2. flipss RE: flourless Dec 19, 2006 10:57 PM

                      what about finely chopped dried pineapple?

                      1. frenetica RE: flourless Dec 19, 2006 11:10 PM

                        Dried/candied mango?

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                          flipss RE: frenetica Dec 19, 2006 11:15 PM

                          love that better than pineapple....

                        2. MaspethMaven RE: flourless Dec 20, 2006 01:50 AM

                          not fruity, but peppermint could be nice with the dark chocolate and the macadamias... maybe some crushed candy cane?

                          I'm thinking of it like peppermint bark, but in cookie form.

                          1. notmartha RE: flourless Dec 20, 2006 03:47 PM

                            You can make the batch with just the dark chocolate and mac nut, divide the dough in half and try 1/2 with one type of fruit/flavoring and the other 1/2 with the other type of flavoring.

                            Please report back which works better, as now I am curious (and I don't want a ton of cookies in my kitchen)...

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