Cranberry Orange Cookies
If you put fruit in cookies it makes them healthy right? These Cranberry Orange Cookies are the perfect treat for any season! Fall is usually when I make these delicious cookies because it’s something different than apple, maple, and pumpkin. I think the flavors fit into the Autumn season perfectly. Although, they have a refreshing flavor that is excellent during Summer. This cookie recipe is easy to make and is sure to get raving reviews at your next get together!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
FOR THE GLAZE:
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well blended.
- Stir in 1 tablespoon of orange zest and 2 tablespoons orange juice.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture. Stir in cranberries and pecans, if using.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the edges are just golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
- In a small bowl, stir together ingredients for glaze until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Let stand until set.
If you’re storing leftover cookies in a container, place a piece of waxed paper between the layers to keep the glaze a bit more intact.
Recipe from www.letsdishrecipes.com