Cranberry Orange Cookies

These amazing cookies & photo are courtesy of Mordavia via Allrecipes.com. Click on the photo or this link to visit allrecipes.com



This was yet another amazing recipe from allrecipes.com that I absolutely loved. It is not the fastest cookie you’ll make, but it will for sure be one of the best. With the flavors of cranberry and orange, it fits superbly at any Christmas celebration or cookie exchange. It is sweet, tart and refreshingly different. If you’d like to see the original recipe, click the link or picture above.


Ingredients

1 C. butter, softened
1 C.  white sugar
1/2 C. packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp grated orange zest
2 Tbsp orange juice
2-1/2 C all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 C chopped cranberries (I subbed a bag of dried cranberries)
1/2 C chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 tsp grated orange zest
3 Tbsp orange juice
1-1/2 C confectioners’ sugar

 

Directions

Prep ins    Cook Ready In   34 mins

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until well blended. Mix in 1 teaspoon orange zest and 2 tablespoons orange juice. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the orange mixture. Mix in cranberries and if using, walnuts, until evenly distributed. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cookies should be spaced at least 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, 3 tablespoons orange juice and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Spread over the tops of cooled cookies. Let stand until set.

 

 

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