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Dec 19, 2006 08:25 PM

Dark chocolate, macadamia and ???

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

    3 Replies
    1. re: MMRuth

      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!

      1. re: Katie Nell

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


        1. re: Dommy

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

    2. dried cherries!
      or coconut!

      or both!!

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        1. Dried cranberries.

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

          UM... Let's go GINGER then!

          1. rice krispies add a nice crunch too
            dried banana chips

            1 Reply
            1. re: HillJ

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

            2. Orange or tangerine peel, grated not too finely.