Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cranberry Kringles Recipe

This is one of my kids favorite Christmas cookies. Cranberry Kringles.

Put 1 1/2 cup butter in the bowl of your mixer.

Add 2 cups of white sugar and grate 2 tablespoons of orange peel into the mix. Beat this until creamy.

Add 2 Tablespoons of vanilla extract. I use vanilla bean paste.  Add 1 egg.

Beat this until creamy.

Add 1 teaspoon of baking powder.

Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

Put the paddle attachment on your mixer and beat in 3 1/4 cup flour.

Add 2 cups of dried cranberries.

Add 2 cups of shredded coconut.

The dough will look a bit shaggy.

Scoop them into small balls ...about 2 tablespoons.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. They should just be slightly browning on the edge. Do not overcook.

I doubled this recipe and it made about 85 cookies.

This is a very chewy cookie.

The tree is up.

Dec. 5th on the advent house.

The lights are on the tree and I am decorating it today. Right now I am baking the mincemeat tarts which I will show soon.

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