It's time to Fill the Cookie Jar for November! Where in the world did October go? I for one, am ready for some lazy fall days of kicking back, and enjoying some cozy fall food and flavors. How about a movie night with a cup of hot chocolate? Yes, please!
I did manage to make a cookie to share with you that really pulls together all the traditional fall flavors. I have to give my mom a big shout out on this one, without her help brain storming this cookie I would have missed filling the cookie jar this month. I think her idea was great, and the flavors here are so perfect. Fresh cranberry, highlighted with some fresh orange juice and some zest, and then some pecans. It's like Thanksgiving in a cookie!
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We bake, we share and we enjoy our cookies!
Cranberry Orange Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon orange zest
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped fresh cranberries
1/4 cup chopped pecans
In large mixing bowl, combine butter and both sugars with electric mixer. Mix until butter is completely incorporated. Add egg, mixing well. Add orange zest, and orange juice. Add wheat, all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix just until combined. Fold in chopped cranberries and pecans. Mix until evenly distributed. Cover and chill in fridge for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Using small cookie dough scoop, drop several inches apart on baking sheet. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until edges have just turned golden. Cool for 2-3 minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to cooling rack.
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon orange zest
1 tablespoon orange juice
In small bowl combined powdered sugar, orange zest, and half of orange juice. Stir until combined. And remaining orange juice as needed to reach desired drizzling consistency. After glazed, let set until glaze is hardened.
Store in refrigerator in air-tight container 3-5 days.