Blogmas Day 10 - Cranberry Orange Cookies

by - December 10, 2017

A recipe that combines two classic Christmas flavours - what could be better?

Ingredients - makes 48:
225g butter, softened
200g caster sugar
100g dark brown soft sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 tablespoons orange juice
300g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
225g chopped cranberries
60g chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
3 tablespoons orange juice
200g icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark 4.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, caster sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until well blended. Mix in 1 teaspoon orange zest and 2 tablespoons orange juice. Combine the flour, bicarb and salt; stir into the orange mixture. Mix in cranberries and if using, walnuts, until evenly distributed. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking trays. Cookies should be spaced at least 5cm apart.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

For the icing: In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, 3 tablespoons orange juice and icing sugar until smooth. Spread over the tops of cooled cookies. Let stand until set.

Thank you all so much for reading, I hope you all enjoyed this post and I will see you all tomorrow,

Love Lou

*The recipe and photo are not my own*

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