Now, now, I know it's the new year and everyone has started their diet resolutions, but here's a cookie recipe you'll want to try anyway. It's one that several of my family members have been baking for years, but I only just tried it myself. It's super easy, very delicious and by golly, it calls for real fruit. A diet win-win!
Cranberry Treasure Cookies 1 2/3 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 c butter, softened (Melted butter works, too.) 3/4 c packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 c fresh cranberries 1 tsp orange rind (My sister suggests using more. I just used what I grated from one orange. It was probably closer to a tablespoon. Very orange-y = very yummy!) 1 1/2 white chocolate chips 1/2 c pecans, coursely chopped (Totally optional - I didn't use these.)
Preheat your oven to 375. Use a mixer to combine the ingredients well. Drop spoonfuls of dough on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes until lightly brown.
Yields 3-4 dozen if you make small cookies.