12 Days of Treats: Cranberry Noel Cookies (Day 7)
I cannot believe that Christmas day is less than a week away! I feel like there is still so much to do....and a lot of 'preparations' that still need to happen. Somehow, it will all get done...it always does!
Almond Thumprints, Chocolate Shortbread, Peanut Butter Kisses) but I needed something new, something that screamed Christmas...which of course meant it HAD TO have cranberries in it! That is how I got to these delicious babies!
Super sweet (from the dark chocolate), super tart (from the fresh cranberries), fluffy, light and delicious! The perfect cookie recipe to add to your traditional list.
Cranberry Noel Cookies
1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c sugar in the raw (really just shy of a 1/2 c)
1/2 c amber agave nectar
1/4 c 1% or skim milk
2 tbsp orange juice (lowest sugar possible)
3c whole wheat white flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c chopped dark chocolate (at least 60% cocoa)
1 c chopped fresh cranberries
With an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and agave nectar together. Add the milk, orange juice and egg and mix until combined well. In a separate bowl, combine your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt). Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet.
Using your hands, make tablespoon size balls and flatten them into disks. Place the small disks onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.