Yummy! My hubby said these were so good. It was at Peabody’s site that I first came to know of these cookies.

I like the refreshing taste of orange in this, with chewy cranberry bits that contrasts with the crisp cookie. The orange sugar coating adds some glitter to its outlook.

I had to hide this jar of cookie up on the refrigerator , away from the hands of my kids so that I can control how much they can eat in a go.

Since the cookie only uses the zest, and quite a lot of zest, I used the juice to make popsicles for the kids. Double the joy! Cookies and popsicles, my kids were the happiest bunch in the house.

Cranberry Orange Cookies

Reference: Land O Lakes

160gm salted butter
100gm icing sugar (original recipe 200gm)
1 small egg
250gm plain flour
1.5tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp orange zest
80gm dried cranberries, chopped
50gm pistachios or macadamia, chopped

Orange sugar
80gm sugar
1 Tbsp orange zest

1. Prepare orange sugar. Mix sugar with orange zest. Set aside.
2. Sift flour together with baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
3. Cream butter with icing sugar and egg until creamy and smooth.
4. Pour half the sifted flour into the creamed butter and mix until just combined.
5. Mix the remaining flour with chopped cranberries and pistachios and pour into the dough. Mix until just combined.
6. Take 1/2 Tbsp of dough and shape into balls. Roll them in the orange sugar. Place the balls 2 inches apart on a lined baking tray. (I made 60 pcs)
7. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass.
8. Bake in a preheated oven at 160(fan)/180C for around 13 to 15 minutes until the edges are lightly golden.

Cookies are normally dunked in cold milk to enhance the taste… but as for this cookie… dunk it into freshly squeezed orange juice, and I went to heaven. Yummy!