I searched up and down the internets for a cranberry and orange cookie recipe. There are plenty out there but none that fit my fancy. Finally, I landed on a what looked like a good hit. Land O' Lakes' website is full of good looking recipes. I'm not a picky butter person. I do prefer Challenge butter but my grocery store either like to have it some of the time or when they do have it, it's about $4 a package. Land O' Lakes is always in stock.
I baked these today and tomorrow I'm packing them up and giving them out to my office peeps.
I went from this.
With this recipe.
CRANBERRY ORANGE COOKIES
Orange Sugar Ingredients:
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
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 peel
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. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Beat 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 for 7 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. (DO NOT OVERBAKE.) Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
**Please note there is salt in my ingredients picture and none listed in the actual recipe. When I was pulling out all the ingredients, I assumed salt was one of them. I don't think I've ever baked a recipe that didn't include salt.
**And I omitted the nuts.