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Cran-Orange Cookies

 Cran-Orange Cookies
A sweet orange frosting pairs well with the tart cranberry flavor in these soft, cake-like cookies.—Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado
72 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • ICING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the egg, orange juice and peel. Combine the flour, salt and
  • baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in
  • cranberries and walnuts.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Combine icing ingredients; spread over cooled cookies. Yield: 6

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Cran-Orange Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 72 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 45 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.