Cranberry Orange Cookies

These cookies really need to be on your cookie tray this Christmas! Technically, I posted these last year, but I accidentally ate them all before I could take one photo. Opps…
So, it was only completely necessary that I make them again this year, and early to boot, so I could share them with you – and with pictures this time! I love how sandy and crumbly these cookies are. Plus orange + cranberry is always a win in my book! 
We’re still trying to survive the mega 3 week cold of nastiness over here. And with Joel still working nights (only one more week…onlyonemoreweek) and Ladybug still really wanting to run through the house screaming, and the fact that it is still raining…well, we needed some cookies. 
Don’t ask about that thing in my daughter’s mouth.
I swear, we were so close to getting rid of it, and now she constantly has it! 

What cookies are you planning on making for Christmas this year?

Cranberry Orange Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
3/4 cup butter
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 TBSP orange zest

1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp orange zest

Preheat oven to 350.
In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup of sugar and 1 tsp orange zest. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
In a large bowl beat the remaining sugar, butter and egg until creamy.
Slowly add in the dry ingredients, until just barely combined.
Add in the cranberries and orange zest and mix.
Shape the dough into 1″ balls, roll in the orange-sugar, and place on cookie sheet.
Use a glass to just barely flatten.
Bake 7-11 minutes, until just barely done.
Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and allow the cookies to sit on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing them – this allow them to be properly baked without getting too dark.

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    December 9, 2011 at 11:25 PM

    Cranberries and orange go so well together – looks like a great festive cookie!

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    Ness [Six One and Then Some]
    December 12, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    Ooh, they look tasty! I'm going to make cranberry and pistachio ones this weekend and I can't decide what essence to use to balance it. But orange zest might be the go…

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    October 31, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    These would be perfect as Christmas cookies – delish.

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