Cranberry Orange Glazed Cookies

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! 

Cranberry Orange Glazed Cookies
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These festive cookies are filled with the beloved Christmas tastes of cranberry and orange!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups flour (I did one cup whole wheat and one all-purpose)
  2. 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. ½ teaspoon salt
  4. zest from 1 orange
  5. 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  6. 1/2 cup heavy cream
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1/2 cup sugar
  9. 1 cup frozen cranberries
Glaze
  1. powdered sugar
  2. juice of 1/2 orange
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Add the cold butter into the flour mixture and mix well until crumbly.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, heavy cream, and egg.
  5. Pour into the flour mixture and mix well.
  6. Fold in the cranberries.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll the slightly sticky dough out.
  8. Using a cookie cutter or mason jar, cut circles out of the dough and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Glaze
  1. Add freshly squeezed orange juice to a bowl.
  2. Add the powdered sugar until you get a nice thick pourable consistency.
  3. Drizzle on top of your cooled cookies and enjoy!
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