Monday, November 9, 2009

Orange-Frosted Cranberry Cookies

1 c sugar

½ c packed brown sugar

1 c butter, softened

1 tsp grated orange peel

2 T orange juice

1 egg

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

2 cups coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries

½ chopped nuts, if desired

Heat oven to 375* spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.

Beat together sugars, butter, orange peel, orange juice and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Drop dough by round tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes or until edges and bottoms of cookies are lightly golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Frost cookies.

Orange Frosting

1 ½ c powdered sugar

½ tsp grated orange peel

2-3 T orange juice

Mix together until smooth and spreadable.

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