Cranberry and Orange Cookies

125g Butter (at room temperature)
125g Caster sugar (you can use a mix of caster and soft brown sugar)
1 Egg
250g Self-raising flour
100g Dried cranberries
Zest of 1 orange

Using a mixer with a paddle/beater attachment, beat the sugar and butter until it is light and creamy.  Add in the egg and beat for another minute.  Next add in the flour and mix this in slowly until just combined.  Finally add in the cranberries and orange zest and stir through the dough.

Using a 2oz cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  The mix makes 12-15 cookies.  You can use two spoons to place dollops of the mixture on the sheet either.  Place in a preheated oven at 190ºC for 12-15 mins.  They should be just turning a light golden brown.  Allow to cool for 3-4 mins in the tin and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.  I often double this recipe because they are so delicious.

Let me know how you get on making these.  I would love to hear your feedback and comments.

The Irish Mammy

 

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Festive Cookies

The seventh recipe in my Simple Cookies series

125g Butter (at room temperature)
125g Soft brown sugar
1 Egg
250g Self-raising flour
½ tsp Ground cinnamon
¼ tsp Mixed spice
100g Mixed fruit

Using a mixer with a paddle/beater attachment, beat the sugar and butter until it is light and creamy.  Add in the egg and beat for another minute.  Next add in the flour, cinnamon and mixed spice and mix this in slowly until just combined.  Finally add in the mixed fruit and stir through the dough.

Using a 2oz cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  The mix makes 12-15 cookies.  You can use two spoons to place dollops of the mixture on the sheet either.  Place in a preheated oven at 190ºC for 12-15 mins.  They should be just turning a light golden brown.  Allow to cool for 3-4 mins in the tin and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.  I often double this recipe because they are so delicious.

Let me know how you get on making these.  I would love to hear your feedback and comments.

The Irish Mammy