These babies have got to be one of my favorites - they are just so good! Definitely a great cookie to have any time of year - when aren't oranges and dried cranberries in season?! And apparently I like them so much I scarfed every single one of them down without taking a picture of them...imagine that... you'll just have to imagine how wonderful they look! Perfect little cookies, specks of orange zest and cranberry peeking out, glimmering in sugar...
Cranberry Orange Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
3/4 cup butter
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 TBSP orange zest
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp orange zest
Heat oven to 350.
Combine the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp orange zest in a bowl and set aside.
Combine the remaining sugar, butter, and egg until creamy.
Add the dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
Add the cranberries and remaining orange zest and mix until just combined.
Shape 1" balls out of the dough and roll in the orange zested sugar.
Flatten the cookies with the bottom of a glass or measuring cup.
Bake cookies for 7-11 minutes, or until just turning golden brown around the edges.