Formed Cookies Cranberry Orange Tea Cakes

Posted by: Spice 10-25-99 8:23 AM

Cranberry Orange Tea Cakes

1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 tsp all-purpose flour
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tbs sour cream
1 tbs grated orange peel
1/2 tsp orange extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Toss cranberries and 1 teaspoon flour.

Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl.

Beat in egg, sour cream, orange peel and orange extract.

Beat in 2 cups flour, baking soda and salt on low speed.

Stir in cranberries.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls.

Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until bottoms are light golden.

Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Sprinkle tops with powdered sugar.

Variation: Cherry Lemon Tea Cakes: Use dried cherries for cranberries.

Use lemon peel and lemon extract for orange peel and extract.

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