|Butter, sugar, and orange peel creamed together.|
|This is how the dough should look after mixing, before you add the Craisins.|
|Here is the fabulous cookie maker, Maggie!|
Cranberry Orange Chews
Grated orange peel from one orange
3 cubes of butter
2 cups of sugar
2 tsp of vanilla
1/4 tsp of salt
1 tsp of baking powder
3 1/4 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of dried cranberries or craisins (Maggie likes to use the orange flavored ones)
1 1/2 cups of flaked coconut
Finely grate one orange. Maggie says to get the orangest orange that you can find. Next, cream together butter and sugar in a standing mixer. Beat for about 2 minutes, but not too fast! Add the orange peel and vanilla. Next mix in salt and baking powder. Then add the flour. Mix very slowly for about 5 minutes, until it looks like pie crust. Add the dried cranberries and coconut while slowly mixing.
Place the rack on the upper middle setting, and preheat the oven to 350. Pack the cookie dough into a 1 1/2 inch cookie scoop. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes 47 cookies. Eat when almost cooled, if you can resist!
Maggie gave me a very important tip to making these cookies perfect...it's don't rush the process! She says to take your time, and have fun.