Let the Christmas cookie season begin!
This cookie packs so many holiday flavors into one little cookie: cranberries, orange and walnuts. They truly are packed with flavor, and so many wonderful textures.
These cookies are dairy free as well, so you can serve them up to even the vegans on your cookie list!
Christmas is the one time of year that I do actual baking, so I need recipes that are easy and no-fail, like these cookies. I promise you will not be disappointed – they are like a burst of sunshine in your mouth!
We are thrilled to be joining the Cookie Exchange put together by Liz Latham at Hoosier Homemade – please visit these food blogs for their fabulous recipes!
And, cookies are just so much more delicious with milk, as any kid can tell you. Did you know that milk is one of the items which food banks never get enough of during the holidays? Please consider donating to Santa’s Milk Drive this holiday season by visiting santasmilkdrive.com and donating a gallon of milk.
Santa just might put you on the “nice list” if you do!
Happy Cookie Days, All!
— posted by Donna
See the other bloggers’ fabulous cookies:
Caramel Filled Chewy Ginger Cookies from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Italian Anisette Cookies from A Family Feast
Cranberry Orange Nut Cookies from Apron Strings
Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Stuffed Cookies from Barbara Bakes
Soft Pumpkin Cookies + Pumpkin Spice Kisses from Bless this Mess
Soft Maple Sugar Cookies from Crumbs and Chaos
Graham Cracker Log from Hoosier Homemade
Rugelach Bars from Let’s Dish
Pepper Jelly Cornmeal Thumbprints from Letty’s Kitchen
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies from Love from the Oven
Linzer Cookies from Mandy’s Recipe Box
Surprise-inside Christmas Stocking from Munchkin Munchies
Chocolate M&M Cookies from Oh, Sweet Basil
Swedish Dala Horse Cookies from Project Domestication
White Chocolate Pecan Snowball Cookies from Rose Bakes
Chocolate Toffee Cranberry Cookies from Taste and Tell
White Chocolate Cherry Almond Bars from Your Homebased Mom
Spiced Eggnog Cookies from Will Cook for Smiles
CRANBERRY ORANGE NUT COOKIES
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup diced walnuts
1/2 cup diced dried cranberries
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup smooth applesauce (not chunky)
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Stir in the walnuts and cranberries.
Whisk together the sugar, applesauce, oil, orange juice, orange zest.
mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for about 30 minutes.
Scoop up 2 tablespoons and place on a cookie sheet that has been covered with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until just lightly browned.