It seems a lot of the things I find pleasure in involve food. Whether it is cooking or consuming, there is something wonderful about food.
But I believe food is not for enjoying alone – it’s best as a sit-down meal or sharing a favorite recipe with family or friends.
The rest of the year I use dried cranberries or cranberry juice to get that tart-sweet flavor.
Here is my version:
Makes 3 dozen cookies
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
zest & juice of 1 orange
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheet(s) with parchment paper.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Sift dry ingredients into bowl with orange mixture. Stir together until mixed well. Add cranberries.
Drop by heaping teaspoonsful onto cookie sheet(s). Bake for 9 to 12 minutes – until done. Let cool completely.