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Citrus-Drizzled Cranberry Cookies

December 18, 2013

Cookie Exchange

As I mentioned in my previous post, I went to a cookie exchange. It was fun! However, the downside of it is that… The cookies I brought home are almost gone? Impossible!!! I have no self-control. I have to work it off as soon as I can.

What’s Cookie Exchange?

Click here (scroll down once you get there) to learn about Cookie Swap on Martha Stewart.

Since my daughters wanted to go, but I was too busy to make the required number of cookies, which was 6 dozen (baking is not my strength), I purchased some beautiful icing cookies from TH Bakes. You can see the Christmas tree and pink and blue snow flake icing cookies made by TH Bakes here.

I didn’t want to be the only one who did not bake, so I did manage to bake some. Citrus-Drizzled Cranberry Cookies is one of my favorite cookie recipes for the holiday season. I find the color of dried cranberries quite festive. Cranberries and white chocolate which I decided to add are very expensive in Mumbai, so these cookies ended up being pricier than I wished. I also altered the ingredients a bit to meet the ingredients available at home (this is typical of me). I will list both the my version as well as the original version from my recipes.

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Citrus-Drizzled Cranberry Cookies
My Version

Ingredients
Cookies:
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
Chopped white chocolate (optional)
Glaze:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.
To prepare cookies, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and ground nutmeg in a bowl. Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter in a large bowl; beat well blended. Add vanilla and eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, cranberries and white chocolate (optional); beat well until combined. Shape dough into 55 (1-inch) balls. Place the balls 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until almost firm. Remove cookies from baking sheets; cool completely on a wire rack. To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar and orange juice in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Spoon mixture into a small zip-top plastic bag. Snip a small hole in 1 corner of bag; drizzle glaze over cooled cookies.

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Original Recipe
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my recipes
Citrus-Drizzled Cranberry-Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients
Cookies:
2 cups all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces)
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
Cooking spray
Glaze:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated orange rind

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.
To prepare cookies, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, quick-cooking oats, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and ground nutmeg in a bowl. Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add vanilla and eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture and cranberries; beat at low speed until combined. Shape dough into 55 (1-inch) balls. Place the balls 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until almost firm. Let stand on the baking sheets 2 minutes. Remove cookies from baking sheets; cool completely on a wire rack.
To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar and remaining ingredients in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Spoon mixture into a small zip-top plastic bag. Snip a small hole in 1 corner of bag; drizzle glaze over cooled cookies.

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  1. December 18, 2013 7:36 pm

    Kaho I love the pics, u have such a incridible taste..

    • December 18, 2013 8:40 pm

      Really? Thank you! I thought I didn’t do a good job, so your comment made me happy!

    • December 18, 2013 9:32 pm

      Great job kaho! Btw could u share some of your fav blog to follow? Im sure i will like them too, as i can see u have amazing taste ;) Thanks Kaho..

    • December 18, 2013 10:21 pm

      Thanks, Miya! My blog rolls are under “Blog Muse” on the right hand column. I actually need to update the list. I have many other blogs that I love visiting and I follow them through Bloglovin. My most recent one that you might enjoy as well is http://www.cranesandclovers.com/. I also like http://www.livingloving.net/ which is an Indonesian blog. I need to add them to my list.

  2. December 21, 2013 12:41 am

    Hello Kaho, thank you for stopping by my blog recently. I haven’t visited here recently either and was amazed at how much your son had grown!! Your girls are as gorgeous as ever. Thank you for this recipe… I bought some cranberries at grocery shopping the other day but was not quite sure what to make… I think I’ll try this recipe of yours as those cookies look delicious! x

    • December 21, 2013 7:14 am

      How sweet of you to come visit! Thank you! I know, my monster is growing fast! I hope you’ll like the Citrus-Drizzled Cranberry Cookies!!

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