Monday, November 24, 2008

Cranberry Walnut Cookies


Cranberries are good for more than turkey this time of year.  I could make dozens of yummy things with cranberries. . . but at my house I would be eating them alone.  It is really a shame that I can't make these more often.  In an effort to not eat them all I must pass them out to my friends and neighbors.  I have made them twice in the last week.  They are that good.

COOKIES:

In a mixer cream 1/2 cup of softened butter with 1 cup of sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar.


Add 1/4 cup of milk, 1 egg, two Tbs. of orange juice, and mix well. Then add 1 tsp. of baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. baking soda and three cups of flour.


Chop cranberries and walnuts.


Stir in 2 1/2 cups of chopped fresh cranberries and 1 cup of chopped walnuts. 


Drop by tablespoon full onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.  

FROSTING:


Heat 1/3 cup of butter in pan over low heat until golden brown.  In mixing bowl blend 2 cups powdered sugar, the melted butter, 3 Tbs. of hot water, and 1 teaspoon of almond flavoring.


Frost cookies.

Cranberry Walnut Cookies:

1/ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
2 Tbs orange juice
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups chopped fresh cranberries
1 cup chopped walnuts

Frosting:

1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp almond flavor
3 Tbs hot water

1 comment:

lani said...

I just love to read your food blogs and the pictures are what really makes you want to go make it...Happy Thanksgiving