I enjoy making cookies for the holidays. I know they’re a treat, but an occasional indulgence is perfectly fine in my book! And what’s so great about baking this time of year is you can share some of your goodies as a holiday gift from your home. But let’s face it, it can be hard to find something new and different to bake up. That’s why I love these Cranberry Orange Crisp cookies so much. They’re delicious, easy, and really unique. Going to a holiday baking cookie party? I bet you’ll be the ONLY one to bring this recipe!
Now this history behind these cookies is a kind of interesting. Back in 1998 when I ran the Pillsbury Dessert and Baking Mixes business there was a recipe for Cranberry Crisps that won a prize in the Pillsbury Bake-Off. It was made out of cranberry quick bread mix, something that I’ve since stopped using given all the processed ingredients in these kind of mixes. So for while I didn’t make these cookies. 🙁 But a couple years ago I decided I wanted to bring them back, but this time using real, fresh ingredients. And here’s the result … my Cranberry Orange Crisps!
Made with whole wheat pastry flour, sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and real cranberries, these cookies are a real treat that will become one of your holiday favorites!
So if you’re looking for something new and different to try for this holiday, give these beauties a whirl! I promise, you’ll fall in love at your first bite!Print
What’s your favorite cookie to make for the holidays? Have you adapted a recipe over time to make it include more real, less processed ingredients? Please share your story (and recipe if you want) in the comments below!
Kitchen Resources and Tips:
- A high quality baking sheet is indispensable in the kitchen. Here’s one from NordicWare that’s similar to what I have.
- If you’ve never baked with parchment paper, you should definitely give it a try. It’s so simple to use, and it makes clean-up a breeze. Here’s an unbleached parchment paper that is Green Seal Certified.
- When you’re baking a couple batches of cookies it’s easy to run out of room to cool your baked goods. That’s why I love these tiered cooling racks that can save you some real kitchen real estate!