Orange Cranberry Cookies

Orange cranberry cookies take its name from 2 healthy sources: freshly-squeezed orange juice and dried cranberries.

As a citrus, oranges are loaded with vitamin C. They protect against heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcers, and kidney stones. In this recipe, the natural sweetness of freshly squeezed orange juice balances the tartness of cranberries, which have been known to prevent prostate cancer, urinary tract infections, gum disease.

Regularly incorporate these healthy ingredients in your daily diet, even in cookie form. Here’s how …..

All purpose flour 1½ cups
Baking soda ¼ tsp
Baking powder ½ tsp
Salt ½ tsp
Cinnamon ½ tsp
Unsalted butter, softened ½ cup
Granulated sugar ¼ cup
Brown sugar ¼ cup
Egg 1 large
Freshly-squeezed orange juice 2 Tbsp
Zest of a large orange
Orange extract 1 tsp
Dried cranberries 1 cup

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set it aside.

  • Cream softened butter with both granulated and brown sugars until light and fluffy. Next, beat in egg on low speed. Then, stir in orange juice, orange zest and extract using a spatula.

  • Add flour mixture and gently mix until just combined. Then fold in dried cranberries. Do not overmix.

  • Drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto prepared cookie sheets, and bake for about 12 minutes or until bottoms of cookies are lightly brown.

  • Remove orange cranberry cookies from oven and let cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

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