Pumpkin Orange Cranberry Cookies


Recipe courtesy of Serious Eats

Makes 36 cookies

  • 2½ cups (12½ ounces) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup (7 ounces) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 packed teaspoon orange zest (from about 1 medium orange)
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries

Pumpkin Orange Cranberry Cookies 

 Pumpkin Orange Cranberry Cookies

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Adjust oven racks to lower and middle positions and preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together butter, light brown sugar, and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg. Beat in vanilla and orange zest, followed by pumpkin puree. Add dry ingredients to the bowl and beat until just combined. Use a rubber spatula to fold in cranberries.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake until golden at the edges and dry on top, about 18 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes on sheets then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Note: These cookies are not crisp but soft, cakey and chewy.

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