Thursday, December 16, 2010

16 : 25 {cozy in the kitchen}

It's snowing!

I prefer to enjoy the quietly falling snow from the kitchen.
When activities are canceled because of snow, I bake.

Working on pomanders at the counter, while I make...

these morsels of deliciousness.

I love cranberry-orange anything, so when I saw this recipe for a more healthful cookie...
well, I couldn't make them fast enough. Dad, you will love these!

Cranberry Orange Coconut Cookies
recipe from Passionate Homemaking

Here is the recipe as I made it. My kids would have probably appreciated sweetened dried cranberries instead of fresh, but I love the burst of tart surrounded by sweet that the fresh cranberries give.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups turbinado raw sugar (original recipe called for rapadura/sucanat)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened dried coconut flakes


1. In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat butter/coconut oil, raw sugar, egg, orange peel, orange juice, and vanilla until smooth and light.

2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture, stir to mix, then beat on low speed until dough comes together, about 1-2 minutes. You may have to add 1 more Tablespoon orange juice to get it to come together. Mix in cranberries and coconut flakes.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet.

4. Bake in a 350° degrees until cookie edges just begin to brown, 12-15 minutes (shorter baking time will yield a chewier cookie; longer baking time will yield a crispier cookie). Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then use a spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.

Yield: 4 dozen.

1 comment:

  1. sounds yummy! I'm baking the "unhealthy" Toll House Mint Chocolate Delight cookies. We got an inch or two of snow this morning, but after lunch it turned to freezing rain... not so much fun anymore, oh and I agree about enjoying from the kitchen window :)



Blog Widget by LinkWithin