Like most of us, I have pinned a bazillion dessert recipes on Pinterest. No motivation/inspirational exercise pins over here! I really like the pins that encourage you you to combine interesting ingredients like wrapping and oreo cookie in chocolate cookie dough. While I have tried that, mine look like flying saucers with the cookie dough lying flat around the oreo….
Anyway, while perusing my pins, I came upon one of my favorite flavor combinations: cranberry and orange, read the recipe, decide it was just too many steps and came up with my own!
1 package of sugar cookie mix (with butter and eggs)
I made 1 package of sugar cookie mix, made as instructed on the package for drop cookies.
Then I threw in a couple of handfuls of dried cranberries.
Then I put the bowl in the fridge to get it harder since I made it on a really hot day and it was a squishy mess.
I zested a whole orange into a small bowl of sugar. I kept adding more sugar and stirred it with a fork until I got a nice loose consistency I could roll the cookies into.
I rolled the cookies into firm balls and then rolled into the orange sugar.
I baked the cookies per the directions on the package.
I didn’t take a picture of the cookies because I packed them up and sent them off for dessert at a fundraiser. I did try one later at the event and was surprised at how good they were! Definitely a recipe to add to my cookie baking repertoire!
So instead… A cute picture of my kids!