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Iced Cranberry Orange Cookies

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Cranberry Orange Cookie

Cranberry Orange Cookie

Diana Rattray
These festive and delicious orange drop cookies are flavored with orange juice concentrate and filled with plump dried cranberries.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark or light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 ounces butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries (6 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • -
  • Icing:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Preparation:

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat; spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.

In a mixing bowl, beat sugars with butter until smooth. Beat in sour cream, orange juice concentrate, vanilla, and eggs.

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and soda, and oats. Slowly stir into the first mixture, blending well. Stir in the dried cranberries and pecans, if using.

Using a teaspoon, drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart. Chill the cookies for about 15 minutes before baking. Heat oven to 350°. Bake cookies for 10 to 14 minutes, until browned and set.

For icing, combine confectioners sugar with the melted butter and 3 tablespoons of orange juice concentrate. Add more juice, as needed to make a spreadable mixture. Spread a little of the icing on hot cookies.
Makes about 4 to 5 dozen drop cookies.

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 3 out of 5
Add more Cranberries and OJ, Member Aries2x2

I thought these cookies sounded marvelous, so I gave it a shot. Thank goodness I made two test cookies first. The original recipe is very, very dry and very bland. I added another 1/2 cup sugar, and another 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries and 3/4 cup orange juice. They taste so much better with the extra ingredients. I will plan on decreasing the flour by 1/2 cup on the next batch I make. They do have a wonderful flavor. I'm adding semi sweet chocolate chips to the batch in the oven right now. Should be good.

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