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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2007

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Recipe Summary

total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
1

Nutrition Profile:

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir in walnuts and dried cranberries.

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  • 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 degrees 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.

Tips

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.

Storage smarts: To extend the life of your baked goods, store them in an airtight container in a single layer or between layers of parchment paper to prevent sticking.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie
103 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 15g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 9.6g; fat 4.5g; saturated fat 0.4g; vitamin a iu 5.9IU; vitamin c 1.1mg; folate 4.5mcg; calcium 12.6mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 6.5mg; potassium 23.9mg; sodium 94.3mg; added sugar 9g.

1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

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