Recipe: Cranberry Orange Cookies

By Amy McDaniel, co-owner of The Golden Bakery // photo by Agnes Lopez

Cookie Ingredients:
¾ c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 egg
2 c. flour
1.5 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
½ c. dried cranberries
1 T. orange zest

Rolling Sugar Ingredients:
½ c. sugar
1 T. orange zest

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2.  Using an electric mixer, mix butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and incorporate.
3.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add to butter mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in cranberries and 1 tablespoon orange zest. Chill dough while you make the rolling sugar.
4.  Combine ½ cup sugar and 1 tablespoon orange zest. Use your fingers to rub the two together until everything is combined and mixture is fragrant.
5.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in orange sugar. Place on parchment paper covered baking sheet and flatten slightly.
6.  Bake 10-14 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on wire racks.

makes 24 cookies