Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cranberry Orange Chocolate Walnut Cookies

Cranberry Orange Chocolate Walnut Cookies

By:  Barbara Burrell
This recipe can make about 3-4 dozen cookies.  It spreads very little and would be great to freeze and bake as needed.


2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon Cornstarch

1 cup butter, softened to room temperature

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon orange extract

1 teaspoon Valencia Orange Peel (McCormick's Gourmet Spice)

1 11.5 oz. bag milk chocolate chips

1 1/2 cups dried cranberries

1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts, chopped into very tiny pieces. (I generally use my mini food chopper for this)

Optional Drizzle:

1 Cup Chocolate Chips

1 Tablespoon Milk

Melt in microwave for 1 minute or as needed.  Stir until all melted chocolate is combined and at a drizzle consistency.  If needed add more milk.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and Cornstarch in a large bowl and set aside.

Cream butter and sugars with a mixer for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at at time until combined. Add vanilla, orange extract and Valencia orange peel
and mix until combined.

Then add flour mixture slowly and mix until just combined.

Stir in cranberries, walnuts and chocolate chips.

Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place 1 1/2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes or until done.

Optional: When cooled, drizzle melted milk chocolate on cookies.

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