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Cranberry-Orange-Nut Cookies

Source: © EatingWell Magazine
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Active Time:  35 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour 30 Minutes
  2 1/2 dozen cookies
Crisp, moist and chewy, this cookie created by Georgene Egri of Walnut Creek, California, has the essential ingredients for the holidays: citrus, nuts and cranberries. These cookies travel well for gift-giving and lunchboxes.

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the dough through Step 2, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1 1/2  cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon   baking powder
1 teaspoon   baking soda
1/2 teaspoon   salt
1 cup  chopped walnuts
1/2 cup   chopped dried cranberries
1  cup plus 3 tablespoons   sugar, divided
1/2 cup  smooth, unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup  canola oil
1 tablespoon   freshly grated orange zest
3 tablespoons   orange juice
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DIRECTIONS
Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir in walnuts and dried cranberries.


Whisk 1 cup sugar, applesauce, oil, orange zest and juice in a medium bowl until smooth. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix until well blended. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.


Put the remaining 3 tablespoons sugar into a small flat-bottomed dish or pan. Roll the dough with floured hands (it will be very moist) into 1 1/2-inch balls, then roll in sugar to coat. Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.


Bake the cookies until barely golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on the pan for 1 minute; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 10/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   2 1/2 dozen cookies
Calories: 102
Sodium: 94mg
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrates, Total: 15g
Protein: 1g
% Cal. from Fat: 44%
Fat. Total: 5g
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Rating: 4
by: Serpil Reviewed: 11/10/2009
The cookies turned out crunchy and delicious, but a little too sweet for my family's taste. Too much sugar takes away the tartness of the cranberries. I would suggest using 3/4 cups of sugar.
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