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Orange Cranberry Cookies.

by - Monday, December 26, 2011

Alrighty then!. I'm finally posting my first ever recipe post!! Yay me!

 I decided upon this particular cookie recipe when a friend suggested it to me. I luckily had some cranberries on hand and these seemed like the perfect cookies for the festive season and also my first post :D The cookies are incredibly easy to make and I'm happy about the way they turned out.


 Now now, what I've seen of other similar cookie recipes, the cookies I've made don't look half as good as those. I'll give these dearies another go soon and let you know how they turn out. For now, I'm happy with the way they look and taste. :)

 The cookies taste refreshingly orange and the dried cranberries give it a wonderful tangy flavor and also lend a nice texture to the otherwise plain cookie.


70 g white sugar
100 g granulated brown sugar

57 g butter, softened (not melted!)
1 medium sized egg
Juice of one medium sized orange
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (use orange extract if at hand)
1 tsp orange zest
188 g all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 salt
120 g dried cranberries


1) Preheat oven to 190 degrees C (375 degrees F). Line baking tray with parchment paper.

2) Cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Stir in the egg, orange juice, vanilla extract (or orange extract) and orange zest. Stir until well incorporated .

3) Sift together the all purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda. Fold into the orange mixture until just incorporated. Do not overwork.

4) Fold in the dried cranberries. Add as many or as little as you like. I added a cup full.

5) Drop the cookie dough on the prepared parchment about 2 inches apart.

6) Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


 * Ensure that the cookies have enough space between them as they will spread and rise while baking.  

 * The cookies will feel soft when only browned at the edges. they are supposed to be that way. They will firm up once cooled.
 * The cookies have a cakey texture so that isn't anything to worry about.
 * I baked my cookies for a tab bit longer and hence they look a shade or two darker than they are supposed to be. Do bake them longer if you want them crunchy but there is a great probability of them burning sooner than crisping.

I hope you enjoy making these cookies. Let me know how they turn out for you in comments sections.

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Happy baking!!



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