Cranberry-Orange-Nut Cookies

Cranberry-Orange-Nut 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.

Nutirion Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight Heart Healthy Low Calorie Low Carb Low Cholesterol Low Sat Fat Low Sodium

Serves Prep Time Total Time
30 35 min 1 hr 30 min

Directions

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 sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup smooth, unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 3 tablespoon orange juice

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.


Nutrition

  • Serving: Per cookie
  • Calories: 102
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Potassium: 24mg
  • Sodium: 94mg
  • Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

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