Sunday, December 7, 2014


Cookies, I love cookies and these will be a favorite for me.   They are easy to make, crispy on the edge and soft and yummy in the middle. 
I found this recipe for these cookies at  fake ginger and  Pinterest.  So, if you like baking with dried cranberries and orange zest and a sugar cookie is a favorite for you, you will love these cookies.   

Cranberry Orange Cookies

I got 27 cookies 

3/4 cup of butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped  ( I used about 3/4 to one cup and I chopped by hand)
1 Tbsp orange zest  ( I used 2 regular size oranges to get the orange zest for the cookie and the sanding sugar)

Rolling sugar:
1 Tbsp of orange zest  
1/2 cup of sugar    ( I used about 1/3 cup of white sugar)

In a small bowl add the sugar and the orange zest and using your fingers to rub the two together until its mixed.   

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a mixing bowl add the butter, and sugar until light and fluffy.   Then beat in the egg. In another bowl add all the dry ingredients and whisk them together.  Then add a little at a time and mix with your electric hand mixer.   Then after all the dough is mixed together add and mix by hand the orange zest and the finely chopped cranberries.   Place the dough in the refrigerator while you are making the orange zest sugar for rolling the cookies in.   

I used my cookie scoop and rolled in balls, then roll in the sanding sugar. Then I used a jelly jar to flatten the cookies.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-13 minutes or until lightly golden brown on the edges.   

Love in every bite........

Mr. Dick just hung this window frame for me.   I'll change out the swag for each season.

Two of my favorite girls..........Princess Morgan and Grand girl Cora.........She's three.

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