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Cranberry Bliss Cookies

February 22, 2012

These cookies taste just like those Cranberry Bliss bars you can get at Starbucks. Exactly.

I found this recipe when I was searching for something to make with all these oranges I had sitting around. I found a Cranberry Orange Cookie, tweaked it to add some other ingredients I had, and ended up with these yummy cookies.

In these cookies are craisins, white chocolate chips, orange zest, and freshly squeezed orange juice. You can’t go wrong with any of those ingredients!

Cranberry Bliss Cookies

recipe inspired from Allrecipes.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 orange, zested
  • juice of one orange, about 2 T
  • 2 & 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup craisins or cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Icing:

  • 1 & 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp grated orange zest
  • juice of one orange, about 2 T

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, cream together your sugars and butter. Beat in the egg until well-combined. Mix in the 2 T orange juice, and zest of one orange.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into the orange mixture. Mix in your craisins and white chocolate chips.
  3. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. On a lined baking sheet, drop dough by tablespoonfuls. Press down on tops of dough a little bit.
  6. Bake 12-14 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  7. Remove from cookie sheets to wire racks until cooled completely.
  8. In a small bowl, mix your powdered sugar, zest, and orange juice until smooth. Drizzle over the top of cooled cookies. Let stand until set.
  9. Enjoy!

— the Jilb

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