Rating: 4 stars
27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

Nancy Jamison was right when she wrote us that these cookies are addictive. We loved their combination of coconut, cranberries, and orange. In fact, these straightforward, tasty rounds are everything a holiday cookie should be. The mixture will look dry until it comes together as a dough. If it's too crumbly to form into balls, the dough needs to be mixed longer; it should be a smooth, homogeneous mass.

Nancy Jamison, Woodside, California
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Yield:
Makes about 6 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat 1 1/2 cups butter, sugar, orange peel, and vanilla until smooth.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture, stir to mix, then beat on low speed until dough comes together, about 5 minutes. Mix in cranberries and coconut.

  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on buttered 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.

  • Bake in a 350° regular or convection oven until cookie edges just begin to brown, 8 to 11 minutes (shorter baking time will yield a chewier cookie; longer baking time will yield a crispier cookie). If baking two sheets at once in one oven, switch their positions halfway through baking. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then use a wide spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.

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Nutrition Facts

92 calories; calories from fat 45%; protein 0.7g; fat 4.5g; saturated fat 2.8g; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 0.4g; sodium 58mg; cholesterol 10mg.
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