An Erin Cooks Christmas Day 1: Cranberry Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies

December 2, 2007 · 18 comments · Print This Post

in Baked Goods, Holidays / Entertaining

Cranberry Orange Dark Chocolate Cookies

Since discovering this recipe for Cranberry Orange Dark Chocolate Chip cookies last Christmas on Slashfood these delicious treats have become my culinary wingman of sorts. I’ve made them probably a dozen times and received rave reviews with each bite. They’re unique enough to give as a gift and easy enough to make on a whim. The flavors of dark chocolate, cranberries, and orange are quintessentially Christmas. I highly recommend whipping up a batch of these as soon as the opportunity presents itself and please report back with your stellar results. It’s been very lonely lately being the only Christmas Cookie addict on the block.

Light & Fluffy
Light & Fluffy
Zest, Zest, Zest!
Zest, Zest, Zest!
Mix, Mix, Mix!
Mix, Mix, Mix!
Scoop
Scoop
Bake & Take Random Pictures of Decorations
Bake & Take Random Pictures of Decorations
Prepare to Thank the Cookie Academy
Prepare to Thank the Cookie Academy

Cranberry, Orange & Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (Originally Published on Slashfood and slightly altered by me)
Makes about 4 dozen.

2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup white sugar
1 large egg
zest of one orange (about 2-3 tsp)
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F and line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugar, beating with an electric mixer until light. Beat in egg and orange zest. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add in the flour mixture, stirring only until just combined. Stir in the cranberries and chocolate chips.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls (about 1 1/4-inch balls) onto prepared cookie sheets and bake for 9-12 minutes, until edges are very lightly browned.

Cool for 3-4 minutes on baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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