After Thanksgiving, most bloggers in Western Countries are blogging about cookies. Yes, cookies for Christmas. I have seen this recipe in early November from a blogger friend of mine, Jamie Sherman who is a successful blogger in Love Bakes Good Cakes. She is sharing her Cranberry Orange Christmas Sandies and I should say, it looks extremely appealing to me with the red and green sandies. I promised her that I will try to bake the cookies and I took a step out to try making her cookies yesterday.
It is sad that I can’t locate the type of green and red sandies in my baking supply stores and since I have some candy beads in my kitchen shelf, I have decided to use up the candy beads. As for the shape, I have resorted to using star shape since these cookies cutters have been with me for years and I have never used them before. Therefore, I have created my own ugly version of Cranberry Orange Christmas Star Cookies.. Ha-ha.
As the recipe need to chop the cranberry into small pieces, I knew I am rather impatience and I have decided to use food processor to blend the cranberry and orange peels into very small pieces. Since I have already dirtied one food processor, I am unwilling to dirty another stand mixer. I therefore used the food processor to “cream” my butter. Creaming butter and sugar with food processor is nothing new to me and in fact, I have used this food processor to prepare a beautiful banana cake. You may want know how to prepare banana cake using food processor in this Facebook post : Banana Cake (香蕉蛋糕）.
The bake is not 100% satisfactory as the edges of the star is slightly dark. I baked 2 trays in the oven and the upper tray seems to be much darker than the lower tray. Well, in my humble opinion, that is not something I should worry too much as it is still edible and rather presentable… Hope readers can concur with me.
WHAT IS REQUIRED
Recipe adapted from: Cranberry Orange Christmas Sandies
Servings: Make about 30 medium size cookies
75 grams of icing sugar
150 grams of butter (cold butter)
300 grams of plain flour
100 grams of cranberry
1 tablespoons of orange peel
Adequate candy beads for rolling or pressing.
STEPS OF PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
In a food processor, put cranberry and orange peel. Blend until fine and set aside. In the same food processor, add 1/4 of cranberry, flour, sugar and butter, blend until it is crumb like. You may have to gradually add for 3-4 times as too much of the ingredients may jam your blender. Continue to do the same for the remaining 3/4 of the ingredients.
Once everything is added, take out the crumbs, lightly knead and use a rolling pin to flatten the surface to about 0.5 mm thick.
On top of the dough, sprinkle with your desired type of candy beads. Use the rolling pin to roll it on top of the dough. Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into your desired cookie shape. Transfer the cookie dough to the baking tray leaving adequate sides for expansion. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the bottom is slightly brown. Transfer to a rack for cooling before store in an air tight container.
An extremely simple recipe with superb taste. The cookie, if you analyse the ingredients in detail, it is in fact a short bread cookie. What I like about the cookie is its slightly tangy flavour from cranberry and the orange aroma from the orange peels. It is another variation of short bread cookies that you may want to try it out. Proper packaging will make it a presentable Christmas gifts to your loved ones..
Once again, I want to thank Jamie for this recipe of hers. Do visit her website Love Bakes Good Cakes for more cookies choices.
Hope you like the post today. Cheers and have a nice day.
If you are a Pinterest user and you are interested to have more recipes, you can join or follow this Pinterest Board set up by me where there are more than 400 recipes worldwide and pinned by various bloggers: FOOD BLOGGERS AND FOODIES UNITED PINTEREST BOARD
- A Trendy Mooncake Festival Snack Dan Huang Su AKA Salted Egg Yolk Flaky Pastry or 蛋黄酥
- Celery Braised Pan Fried Fish (芹菜半煎煮鱼）
- Chinese New Year Recipes–Mixed Nuts Florentine (杂果仁脆片）
- Classic Zucchini Slices (夏南瓜切片小吃）
- Old Timer Delights: Soft Coconut Sweets or Candy (古早味椰子软糖）
- Teochew aka Chaozhou Sweet And Savoury Dumplings (潮汕双拼肉粽）
- Macadamia Pitted Dates (夏果椰枣）
- Vegetarian Nonya Rice Dumpling (娘惹素粽）
- Fried Dace With Fermented Black Beans (豆豉鲮鱼）
- Classic Baked Sweet Potatoes (烤地瓜）
- Cheesy Pumpkin Soup (芝士金瓜浓汤）
- Sambal Haebeehiam Glutinous Rice Dumpling aka Chilli Dried Shrimp Floss Dumpling (辣虾米鬆粽子）
- Cheesy Portobello Mushrooms With Bacons (奶酪培根烤波托贝罗蘑菇）
- Red Yeast Rice Residue Chicken aka Hong Zao Ji (酒香红糟鸡）
- Cheesy Baked Prawns (奶酪烤虾）
- Baked Chicken In Garlic Cheddar Sauces (蒜香芝士酱烤鸡）
- Chinese Gozabi Dessert: Flour Tea aka Mee Teh (古早味面茶）
- Fermented Black Soya Bean Minced Meat (豆豉炒肉末）
- Homemade Sour Mustard or Sour Vegetable (家居自制酸菜）
- Red Bean Alkaline Dumplings (红豆碱水粽）
- July 2019 (1)
- March 2018 (1)
- December 2017 (1)
- July 2017 (1)
- June 2017 (1)
- May 2017 (8)
- April 2017 (9)
- March 2017 (16)
- February 2017 (18)
- January 2017 (13)
- December 2016 (13)
- November 2016 (24)
- October 2016 (19)
- September 2016 (19)
- August 2016 (22)
- July 2016 (27)
- June 2016 (14)
- May 2016 (25)
- April 2016 (23)
- March 2016 (27)
- February 2016 (24)
- January 2016 (20)
- December 2015 (18)
- November 2015 (18)
- October 2015 (23)
- September 2015 (20)
- August 2015 (17)
- July 2015 (19)
- June 2015 (16)
- May 2015 (18)
- April 2015 (23)
- March 2015 (26)
- February 2015 (12)
- January 2015 (14)
- December 2014 (23)
- November 2014 (24)
- October 2014 (26)
- September 2014 (27)
- August 2014 (27)
- July 2014 (28)
- June 2014 (24)
- May 2014 (20)
- April 2014 (21)
- March 2014 (23)
- February 2014 (20)
- January 2014 (19)
- December 2013 (24)
- November 2013 (25)
- October 2013 (27)
- September 2013 (16)
- August 2013 (37)
- July 2013 (36)
- June 2013 (25)
- May 2013 (88)
- April 2013 (30)
- March 2013 (1)
Error: No connected account.
Please go to the Instagram Feed settings page to connect an account.
- 8,647,464 hits