As I have already said .. and I will probably say again; In this blog.. we just love cookies. If you follow me, then you know. Super chocolatey Nigella’s Cookies, thumbprint cookies with Nutella, ginger cookies for Christmas and more. Today let’s talk about these cookies. Simple, easy and delicious.
It happened as simple as that: Sunday afternoon sitting in front of TV, watching people talking about the Greek elections. At some point I just got tired with all these politicians saying the same things over and over again. The decision was made fast. I turned off the TV and headed to the kitchen. Cookies.
Just cookies. This is the simplest recipe of cookies. Nothing fancy, no special ingredients or equipment. Just cookies. Flour, sugar and butter. And some cranberries and orange zest for the extra flavor kick. Actually, the cranberries and the orange were the only “special” ingredient I had in hand.
So here they are. Simple yet so delicious, old fashioned, soft cookies with cranberries and orange zest.
- 120 g butter, room temperature
- 100 g sugar
- 80 g brown sugar
- 1 small egg
- 1 tbsp grated orange zest
- 200 g all purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 80 g cranberries
- Preheat oven to 175° C (375° F) and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until well blended. Mix in 1 tablespoon orange zest.
- In a smaller bawl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir into the butter-sugar mixture.
- Mix in cranberries until evenly distributed.
- Cover dough tightly with plastic wrap and chill for an hour.
- Take the dough out of the refrigerator and allow to slightly soften at room temperature for 5-10 minutes.
- Scoop rounded balls of the cold dough onto the baking sheet. Cookies should be spaced at least 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.