Thursday, October 21, 2010
Cookie Recipe #292 - Cranberry-Pumpkin Cookies
Soft and fluffy, full of pumpkin taste, bits of cranberries, and bites of walnuts describes today's cookie.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 egg, 1 cup solid pack pumpkin puree, 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup fresh cranberries (or pre-packaged), 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon orange zest, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla, egg, and pumpkin. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir into mixture until well blended. Cut the cranberries in half and stir into mixture along with the orange zest and walnuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.
Submitted by Lucy Randall at http://allrecipes.com.