Okay all, I am in Christmas mode. I have been for a few weeks, and I will probably continue to be for several more weeks. Bare with me. I love everything about this time of year: Hallmark Christmas movies, sparkling trees, cozy fires and hot cocoa, Christmas lights, and yes even the music.
And what I really get excited about this time of year is the food! These cranberry orange cookies filled my house up with beloved Christmas smells and brought joy to my Christmas-loving self.
These light and fluffy holiday treats are loaded with fresh cranberries and orange zest. They are finished with a light orange glaze that adds the perfect touch of sweetness. I couldn’t decide whether to call these cookies or biscuits-they are kind of in between! They are nice and soft in the inside but slightly crunchy around the edges. Whether a cookie or a biscuit, these sweet little guys go great with a cup of tea or a tall glass of milk!
- 2 cups flour (I did one cup whole wheat and one all-purpose)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- zest from 1 orange
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup frozen cranberries
- powdered sugar
- juice of 1/2 orange
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a medium sized bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Add the cold butter into the flour mixture and mix well until crumbly.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, heavy cream, and egg.
- Pour into the flour mixture and mix well.
- Fold in the cranberries.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the slightly sticky dough out.
- Using a cookie cutter or mason jar, cut circles out of the dough and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Add freshly squeezed orange juice to a bowl.
- Add the powdered sugar until you get a nice thick pourable consistency.
- Drizzle on top of your cooled cookies and enjoy!