Cranberry Orange Cookies
These crunchy sweet cranberry orange cookies are sprinkled with orange sugar for extra holiday sparkle!
30 min.prep time
60 min.total time
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all orange sugar ingredients in small bowl; stir until well mixed. Set aside.
Combine 1 cup sugar, butter and egg in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add all remaining ingredients. Continue beating just until mixed.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll balls in orange sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with bottom of glass to 1 1/2-inch circles.
Bake 7-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. (Do not over bake.) Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack.
- To prevent cranberries from sticking to knife when chopping; spray knife with no-stick cooking spray.
- To prevent hands from getting too sugary, shape dough into enough balls to fill one cookie sheet, then roll balls in orange sugar.