Rating: 4.5 stars 4.5
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  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 9

This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, one of the best cooks I know...and given that we're from south Louisiana, that's saying something. With the chopped up dried cranberries, these are as pretty as they are tasty.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; set aside. Beat the butter and confectioners' sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts and orange zest. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the cranberries; mixing just enough to evenly combine.

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  • Divide the dough into 2 equal portions, then roll into logs about 7 inches long. Wrap each log in wax paper or plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Remove wax paper, and cut the cookie dough into 1/2-inch slices. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet about 1 inch apart.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until firm but not browned, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

153 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 20.2g; fat 7.8g; cholesterol 20.3mg; sodium 72mg. Full Nutrition
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