12 Days of Cookie – Cranberry Orange Cookies

This is a new recipe for me this year. But when I saw it in Katie’s blog I knew I wanted to try it. I was intrigued by a cookie that isn’t loaded with sugar or chocolate (not that I don’t LOVE sugar and chocolate!). It’s a nicely refreshing cookie to add to any holiday cookie tray or cookie exchange. The batter comes together easily aside from chopping the cranberries. I definitely recommend using a food processor like Katie did. Ours is packed away, so I had to chop by had. First I chopped the crans in half so they wouldn’t roll away. Then I chopped them smaller from there. Aren’t they just so pretty?

Fresh Cranberry Orange Cookies – from Katie – I got 30 cookies using my cookie scoop
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
1 c. granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp grated orange zest
juice of 1/2 orange
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. chopped fresh cranberries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment.

In medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, and whisk; set aside.

In bowl of stand mixer, combine butter and sugars and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Add yolk and beat until fully incorporated.

Add orange juice, then zest and vanilla and beat until fully incorporated.

Turn mixer to low speed, add flour mixture and beat until just incorporated.

Remove bowl from mixer, stir in cranberries, and place 1 Tbsp rounds of dough onto cookie sheets.

Place cookies in the oven and bake, switching baking sheet positions half way through baking time, for 12-14 minutes (they should not brown).

Remove from oven and let cool on pans completely, about 10-15 minutes.

I’m submitting this for Joelen’s Tasty Tools event. The theme this month is Baking Sheets! I’ve been using these a LOT this month with all the cookies I’ve been making! This one is an old one I stole from my mom. It’s my fav and my Silpat fits perfectly. The other two that I have are the Wilton ones with bigger “handles” on the ends. The Silpat doesn’t fit perfectly in it and they’re dark, so sometimes cookies brown more than expected.

My 12 Days of Cookies:Day 1: Lumberjacks
Day 2: Peppermint Sandies
Day 3: The great Sugar Cookie Debate
Day 4: Fudge

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14 Responses to “Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes”

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    theblogisthenewblack — October 25, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Yum! And festive… I’m glad there’s another Boston blogger out there that loves making cupcakes as much as I do!!!! 🙂

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    Lauren — October 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    These cupcakes look amazing!! I love white chocolate, and the tart cranberry flavor sounds like a fantastic accompaniment :).

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — October 25, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    While I adore pumpkin, I think it is great that you did something different from the norm. The cranberry sauce filling looks really good!

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    Carrie — October 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    These look great! I have some cranberries I have been debating what to make.

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    We Are Not Martha — October 25, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    These are so beautiful! I love the idea of white chocolate cupcakes…. and cranberry sounds just perfect. Yum!

    Sues

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    Dani — October 25, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    They’re beautiful and sound amazing!!

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    Aimee — October 25, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Those look delicious! Love the flecks of color, and it is nice to step outside of pumpkin paradise once in awhile. Yum!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 25, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    These look amazing! I like that you did a recipe with cranberries…delicious! I have two frozen bags in my freezer calling my name 🙂

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — October 25, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    What a great idea! I love this flavor combination. I agree that this is the best way to fill a cupcake…I’ve used it a few times now!

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    Megan — October 25, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    These cupcakes look gorgeous! Now I want to order Fiori di Sicilia from KAF. I did so good not letting myself buy it when we were there!

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    Evan @swEEts — October 26, 2010 at 1:27 am

    How fun! These cupcakes look delicious.. I don’t know why but I would have never thought about cranberry and cupcakes!?

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    Shannon — October 26, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    these sound fabulous, love the flavor combo!!

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    Cara — October 26, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Great pics! These sound delicious 🙂

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    Gia — November 25, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    For some reason I am not seeing the recipes for the cranberry filling or mousse. Can you help me find them? Thank you!

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