Cranberry orange cookies

    35 min

    Favourite winter flavours - cranberry and orange - merge in these delightful American-style cookies.

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    Serves: 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)
    • Icing
    • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
    • 3 tablespoons orange juice
    • 200g icing sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:14min  ›  Extra time:1min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark 4.
    2. 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.
    3. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
    4. 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.

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    would you recommend dried or fresh cranberries?  -  22 Dec 2012


    This recipe calls for plain flour. We'll add this to the recipe, thank you!  -  05 Dec 2012


    I wanted to do them but it doesn't say whether to use self raising or plain flour which I found rather disappointing, so if there's anyone out there who knows which flour to use please can you post it on here  -  03 Dec 2012