ate pre's cranberry orange cookies

a new addiction
A lot of people hear "cranberry orange cookies" and don't think that they'd be a big deal. Believe me, these are a big deal. I first had them during our road trip to Seattle to visit my cousin, Ate Preciosa. She was baking tons and tons of batches as holiday cookies and David and I were lucky enough to be there during the process. I heard "cranberry orange" and didn't expect much. I'm not particular to cranberries. Or oranges. Or cookie glazes, for that matter.

After Ate Pre made hers and I tried some, I kept "walking by" the kitchen just in case there were more on the table. These are amazing. They're addicting. And now my official go-to non-chocolate cookie.
main ingredients
fresh from the oven
lots of mess
finished cran-orange cookies

cranberry orange cookies
adapted from allrecipes

1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups dried cranberries

1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 cup confectioners' sugar

Cream the butter and sugars together. Add the egg, zest, and juice and mix. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the orange mixture. Fold in the cranberries. Drop tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper, about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely.

While the cookies are cooling, mix orange zest, juice, and confectioners' sugar. Add more sugar or juice as needed to get a drippy consistency. Once the cookies have cooled, drizzle the glaze over the cookies* and let the glaze harden (5-10 minutes) before eating. Enjoy!

*I highly suggest putting newspaper (or old homework assignments..) down under your cooling racks before doing this. It's messy (but totally worth it).
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