Saturday, January 7, 2012

Cranberry Orange Cookies

This recipe comes from one of my favorite food blogs, Your Homebased Mom. A new favorite that I love!

-Your Homebased Mom - Leigh Anne Wilkes

1 C sugar
3/4 C butter, softened
1 egg
2 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 C dried cranberries, chopped
1 Tbsp freshly grated orange peel

Sugar Mixture:
1/3 C sugar
1 tsp freshly grated orange peel

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all sugar mixture ingredients in small bowl.  Stir until well mixed.  Set aside

For cookies:  Combine 1 cup sugar, butter and egg in a bowl.  Beat until creamy.  Reduce speed and add flour, baking powder and baking soda.  Beat until well mixed.  Add remaining ingredients.  Beat until combined.

Shape cookies into one inch balls and roll in sugar mixture.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten with bottom of glass to 1 1/2 inch circles

Bake for 7 - 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Do not over bake.  Cool 1 minute and remove from cookie sheet.

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