Friday, August 31, 2007

Cookies from the Peabody

No...not the Peabody Hotel with those famous ducks! Our Peabody! The one who makes those wonderful looking recipes, the one with wonderful pictures. These are the cookies that apparently blew her mom off her rocker! I just had to try them, and let me say, they did not disappoint. I had purchased some craisins because I wanted to try these and then realized I didn't have pistachios OR an orange. Finally, I picked up a bag of pre-shelled nuts (not what I usually do) and an orange (which I stuck back in the fridge after zesting, it promptly froze to the consistency of a slushy, and was should try that!). Let me tell you, these were the perfect cookies to make to relieve mid-surgery rotation stress! Thanks, Peabody! I've put the recipe here as well as linked it to Peabody. Check her wonderful site'll enjoy, no doubt!Cranberry Orange Cookies
Orange Sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp freshly grated orange peel
1 cup sugar
¾ cup butter, room temperature
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped (I just used craisins, no chopping required)
½ cup pistachio nuts (I did chop these just a bit)
1 TBSP freshly grated orange peel

Heat oven to 350F. Combine all orange sugar ingredients in a small bowl; stir until well mixed. Set aside. Combine 1 cup sugar, butter and egg in a large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Beat until well mixed. Add all remaining ingredients. Continue beating just until mixed. Shape dough into 1-inch balls or use a cookie scoop to scoop the balls; roll balls in orange sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with bottom of glass (or your clean hand!) to 1 ½-inch circles. Bake for 7 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. (DO NOT OVERBAKE). Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets/stone.

Source: Adapted from Land O’Lakes Holiday Cookies 2005


Snarkmeister said...

Wow, those sound delish! I'm definitely going to have to try them out soon.

Peabody said...

Oh my mom will be so proud...since she is the one that loves those cookies. So glad you liked them!

Everything4sweets said...

cranberry and orange good choice for cookies.