Cranberry Cookies with Brown Butter Icing



Cookie Ingredients:
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
 1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 Tablespoons orange juice
1 egg
1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups coarsely chopped cranberries (fresh or frozen)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.  Set aside. Cream margarine, sugar and brown sugar until creamy. Stir in milk, orange juice and egg. Add flour mixture. Fold in chopped pecans and chopped cranberries. Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheets. Bake 10 – 15 minutes until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Makes 5 dozen cookies.

Icing Ingredients:
1/2 cup butterup (half butter and half margarine)
2 cups powdered sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 – 4 Tablespoons hot water

Heat butterup over low heat until golden brown.  Cool slightly. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Beat in water until smooth and of a thin consistency. Dip tops of cookies in icing.  (Fun task for children!) Let dry on wire rack. These cookies freeze well (if they last that long!)

This recipe came from Cranberry Link.

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  • Betty | Dec 18, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    After reading my favorite blogs today I figured I would look up some cookie recipes for this cookie party I have to go to this weekend. But never thought it would be a one stop shop by coming to your site. 😉

    These look great too. Have to pick up some cranberries tomorrow & will be attempting these too. Thanks for posting such great & easy recipes! 🙂