Lovely Lemon - Cranberry Cookies


½ stick butter
1 cup sugar
cup Three quarters of a chopped cranberries
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon half ground cloves


Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, chopped walnuts, and ground cloves in large mixing bowl.
In separate bowl combine egg, applesauce, lemon juice, vanilla, cranberries, lemon zest, and soft butter. Mix well with hand mixer.
Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix again well.
Spoon batter onto greased or non-stick pan.
Bake for about ten minutes.
Let cool and then dust with powdered sugar.




Fall cuisine is typically marked by what many consider to be more traditional and even somewhat austere flavors. Fall cuisine usually boasts Old World flavors such as cloves, walnuts, and cranberries. These are flavors that one might have envisioned a pilgrim family enjoying fresh off the Mayflower or the flavors that an old Minute Man during the revolution reminisced over when dreaming of home.Even today, these are the ever familiar flavors that one can easily associate with the warm memories of a Thanksgiving spent around a table full of the warm and familiar faces of friends and family.Not overly sweet, these are not your typical Sunday morning bakery cookies. These cookies boast an assortment of flavors that one typically would not associate with a dessert. Yet at first bite, the robust ‘kick’ and bold expression of these little treats will be sure to impress and delight, and possibly even allow one to reminisce on the joys of autumn, from the fading leaves to the memories of a Thanksgiving past.


20 servings


Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 4:05am

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