Cranberry Orange Cookies- A Cookie Countdown to Christmas

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The week of Christmas is upon us. We are reaching the point where Amazon Prime can’t even rescue me. Heaven help us all!

Nothing says Christmas like the combo of orange and cranberry. I don’t know who made this rule, but if you want to flavor anything around Christmas, it MUST be orange and cranberry.

cranberry orange cookie

I saw these cranberry orange cookies on Pinterest and needed to make them. They little flecks of orange zest sealed the deal. Super easy and fun and super Christmas-y!

cranberry orange cookies

This recipe uses on of my favorite tricks. Making a sugar infused with citrus zest. In this case it is orange, obviously. But making lemon, lime or grapefruit sugar is awesome also. It’s a great way to add more layers of flavor.

cranberry orange cookies

Just roll your beautiful dough balls into the sugar before baking. It gives them a little bit of crispiness to the outside with a wonderful flavor.

cranberry orange cookies

I couldn’t stop eating these. They were magnificent. None of them made it to the neighbors. Oops!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

Cranberry Orange Cookies

Yield: about 2 dozen

Cranberry Orange Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon orange zest, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs until well combined.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda and add until just incorporated.
  4. Fold in cranberries and 1 tablespoon orange zest.
  5. For best results chill dough for 20 minutes.
  6. Mix remaining 1 tablespoon orange zest with 1/2 cup sugar. Mix it together until the zest is evenly distributed.
  7. Shape dough into 1 inch sized balls. Roll the balls in the sugar/zest mixture.
  8. Place on baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
http://eatthinkbemerry.com/2015/12/cranberry-orange-cookies-a-cookie-countdown-to-christmas/

Recipe Source: Fake Ginger

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