Cranberry-Orange Cookies

12 Days of Christmas: Cookies

Cranberry-Orange Cookies, 24 cookies

¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
½ cup sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp grated orange peel
3 tbsp orange juice
1 ½ cups flour
¾ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup dried cranberries
½ cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375˚.  In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars.  Add the egg, orange peel and concentrate, beating until light.  Stir together the flour, baking powder, soda and salt.  Add to the creamed mixture, mixing until the dough is smooth.  Stir in the dried cranberries and nuts.  Drop by teaspoonfuls into mounds on a parchment lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  Bake 12 minutes or until light brown.  Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

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