My favorite Christmas/Winter Holidays Cookie:
Cranberry (- Nut) Drop Cookies
From the collection of Georgia Denman
½ c. butter or margarine
1 c. granulated sugar
¾ c packed brown sugar
¼ c. milk
2 T orange juice
2 1/3 c. All-purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
½ t. salt
1 c. chopped nuts (optional) When I use nuts, I use chopped walnuts
2 1/2 c. coarsely chopped cranberries
Cream butter and sugars together.
Beat in the milk, orange juice and egg.
Mix together the next four (dry) ingredients.
Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture a cup or so at a time, and mix well.
Stir in nuts (if using) and cranberries.
Drop by teaspoonfuls on to greased baking sheet.
Bake in a moderate oven (375°) about 12 minutes, until lightly browned on bottom and edges. Makes about 6 ½ dozen.
Other than the cut out cookies, these say Winter holidays to me. If I only made one cookie this would be it.
Very moist. Definitely store in one layer, or separated in layers by waxed paper or aluminum foil in plastic container or tin. They will stick together if not layered separately.
Colorful and a bit tart. These are great with a cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa or a glass of milk.