This is another great recipe from Land O'Lakes. The cranberry and orange combination is perfect for the holidays. The orange sugar that these cookies are rolled in gives them a great texture and flavor (not to mention a little sparkle!). I also love how the orange zest dots these cookies like confetti. These are both beautiful and flavorful; perfect for a holiday party or gift package.
Cranberry Orange Cookies
from Land O'Lakes
Orange Sugar Ingredients:
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup chopped macademia nuts (I omitted these - didn't have any on hand)
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel
Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all orange sugar ingredients in small bowl; stir until well mixed. Set aside.
Combine 1 cup sugar, butter and egg in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Beat until well mixed. Add all remaining ingredients. Continue beating just until mixed.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll balls in orange sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with bottom of glass to 1 1/2-inch circles.
Bake for 7 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. (DO NOT OVERBAKE.) Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
Yield: 5 Dozen Cookies.
- To prevent cranberries from sticking to knife when chopping; spray knife with no-stick cooking spray.
- To prevent hands from getting too sugary, shape dough into enough balls to fill one cookie sheet, then roll balls in orange sugar.