Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins
These cookies, redolent with the flavors of the season, are crisp and light. I got this recipe from cookingbytheseatofmypants.com but have not made the cookies yet. I put the recipe here so I won't lose it.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 3⁄4 cup butter, at room temperature (1-1/2 sticks)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- orange zest, grated (zest of 1 orange)
- 1⁄2 cup dried sweetened cranberries
- 1⁄2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment or silpat.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- In a separate large bowl, cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light in color. Beat in egg and orange zest. Add flour mixture a little at a time with mixer on low speed, stirring until just combine. Fold in cranberries and chocolate chips.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 9-12 minutes in preheated oven or until the edges of the cookies are just slightly golden. Cool for 3-4 minutes on pan, then transfer to a baking rack and cool completely.
- Note: Dark chocolate chips may be used in this recipe. Adding coconut is an option as is adding nuts.
These are really great cookies but they definitely need more orange flavor so either add extra zest or use orange extract in place of vanilla. A real hit with everyone that tries them!
My husband said the actual rating would be about a 4.5. I made them as listed with 1/4 cup pecans and I used Ghiradelli double chocolate chips (which are very large). I put my dried cranberries and choc. chips through the salad shooter prior to putting in the recipe. They were a very "seasonal" chocolate chip cookie without being too chocolate-y. I would definitely add more dried cranberries...maybe 3/4 to 1 cup total because I wanted a touch more "bite" in it. These will be coming to my cookie exchange. :)
Update: Once these set, the next day mine have the consistency of a snowball type cookie. The orange is much more pronounced. I like them even more (but I LOVE orange and chocolate together). A great recipe! Thank you so much for posting!
Love these cookies! The batter is lighter than regular chocolate chip cookie, since they are made with white sugar, instead of brown. So I had a little trouble telling if the were "done" when I baked them. I like adding a little extra orange zest.