Cranberry Orange Sugar Cookie – Gluten Free

Posted by on Sunday, December 6th, 2015

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Here’s a tasty holiday treat which I’m featuring gluten-free.  Regular plain flour can also be substituted for the gluten-free flour.  Either way, the combination of cranberry, orange, chocolate, and nuts is a special festive combination.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 1/4 cups gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon orange flavor
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries – finely chopped

for the chocolate dip:

  • 1 12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon orange flavor

garnish:

  • chopped walnut piece
  • orange zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.  Next, add the egg yolks to the butter and sugar mixture.  Beat until mixture is fluffy. Add the vanilla, orange flavor orange zest and mix well.  Add the chopped cranberries and the flour.  Mix well and refrigerate dough about an hour.  Roll dough into 1/4 inch thickness on floured wax paper.  Cut cookies with a cookie cutter and place on cookie sheet to bake.  Bake about 10 minutes or until edges begin to brown.  Remove cookies from oven and allow them to cool completely.

To make the chocolate dip, add the chocolate chips, vanilla, orange flavor and butter to a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave a minute at a time, stirring after each minute, until mixture is melted and smooth.  Dip cooled cookies about half way into the chocolate.  Place dipped cookies on wax paper and sprinkle with finely chopped walnuts and/or orange zest.

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