Round 3 Cookie Challenge - Cranberry Orange Blossoms
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 5 comments
It's that time again! Another cookie challenge, and another cookie entry.
The cranberry ingredient had me stumped! It seems easy enough to incorporate into a cookie, right? I had a case of bona fide baker's block. It has much to do with two failed Croatian (Potica) bread recipes that recently threw me off my game. But I'll go into that later.
Today, these came to me in a daydream about cheesecake. Somehow a stray synapse fired in my brain, and I came up with these little bite-sized blossoms.
The addition of orange zest is very important in this recipe. It gives these buttery morsels a fresh flavor that cannot be achieved with orange extract alone.
This Friday is National Cookie Day, (!) a sweet precursor to Cookie Exchange Week December 7-13. Check back for cookie recipes galore!
P.S. K-town folks, if you're not into baking stop by Ham n' Goodys for a famous lemon cookie. They are outstanding and it's a great way to celebrate National Cookie Day!