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CM's cranberry lemon iced drops. DANG these are good. I last made them 2 years ago... thought to myself, well how good could they really have been... they were even BETTER than I remember. So thanks again CM for sharing this winner...


Is it in T&T yet?

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #63295, reply #1 of 89)

Aww, shucks. Thanks.

MadMom's picture

(post #63295, reply #2 of 89)

Well, darn...who's going to post the recipe?

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

cheesemonstr's picture

(post #63295, reply #4 of 89)

here it is...


my grandmother actually recently found some in her freezer... ate all but one so she could show it to me... asked if I could make her more of these delicious cookies... they were actually from Christmas before last! So I can vouch that they do keep in the freezer really well!


 


Cranberry Lemon Iced Drops <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


1 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 t. grated lemon zest
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh cranberries


Preheat oven to 350.


Combine flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Set aside.
Cream butter, sugars, and zest until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in pecans and cranberries.
Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until golden. Cool 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.
When cool, drizzle with lemon icing.



Lemon Icing
Whisk together:
1 c. confectioner's sugar
2 T. milk
1/4 t. grated lemon zest



 

RuthWells's picture

(post #63295, reply #5 of 89)

Thanks for posting, CheeseMonster!  How's the little BrieBaby doing?


 


Ruth Wells


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 - G.B. Shaw

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cheesemonstr's picture

(post #63295, reply #6 of 89)

How's the little BrieBaby doing?


She's just yummier every day, thank you!  Here's a picture of her enjoying a snack....

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madnoodle's picture

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Awwww!  That picture brings up such fond memories for me.  When DD was that age, she would invariably snack on the peppers and green onions while she sat in the grocery cart.  Now, at age 7, she wouldn't touch a pepper or an onion, of course.

Saskatchewan:  hard to spell; easy to draw.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

moxie's picture

(post #63295, reply #8 of 89)

She is the most beautiful sweet thing!!! And the cookies sound wonderful.

"I have always relied on the kindness of strangers." - Blanche Dubois

helena's picture

(post #63295, reply #9 of 89)

Aawww, she's beautiful!

meow's picture

(post #63295, reply #10 of 89)

Precious!!! I love her eyes and her cheeks!!

 

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RuthWells's picture

(post #63295, reply #11 of 89)

Ohhhh, too precious!  She's really enjoying that pepper, I can tell!


 


Ruth Wells


"Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job."
 - G.B. Shaw

Ruth Wells

"Gardening is the only unquestionably useful job."
 - G.B. Shaw

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RheaS's picture

(post #63295, reply #12 of 89)

I was immediately reminded of Chairman Kaga from Iron Chef due to the red pepper. Needless to say, Brie is much more adorable.

cheesemonstr's picture

(post #63295, reply #14 of 89)

 I was immediately reminded of Chairman Kaga from Iron Chef due to the red pepper


He he!! Yes, she is taking on her own "Red Pepper Challenge"...

MadMom's picture

(post #63295, reply #13 of 89)

Precious!  Love those eyes!  Give her a big hug from one of her virtual grandmas.

Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.
Lily Tomlin

SallyBR's picture

(post #63295, reply #15 of 89)

OH, MY GOD!!!!!!!!! Precious little thing!


Now, please, tell me he DID NOT bite the bell pepper!  Did he?


 

 

cheesemonstr's picture

(post #63295, reply #16 of 89)

She tried her best but her two little teeth couldn't quite puncture the skin.. (She was  like a small dog trying to bite a large ball.)


However, later that day while I was holding her near the kitchen island,  she reached out, grabbed a tomato and took a hefty bite out of it. The bunched-up face she made when she tasted fresh tomato for the first time was priceless! But after she recovered, she went back for a second bite... and a third...


She certainly takes after her mom and dad and is a GREAT eater. (I'm so thankful.)

SallyBR's picture

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Sorry, I said "he" instead of she...


 


Alzheimer, you know... :-)


 

 

mulch52's picture

(post #63295, reply #19 of 89)

What a wonderful expression!  I thought the tongue sticking out was pretty dern cute...

Astrid's picture

(post #63295, reply #20 of 89)

lol! What an adorable dutiful daughter you have.


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KitchenWitch's picture

(post #63295, reply #18 of 89)

OMG! she is just too cute. I love that picture!

~RuthAnn

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KarenP's picture

(post #63295, reply #32 of 89)

 She is a beauty!   I hope she didn't think that was an apple!

SuB's picture

(post #63295, reply #21 of 89)

Gotta try, DH will love these.  Is that 1-1/2C. of cranberries, chopped?  Or 1-1/2C. of chopped cranberries?  And about how many does recipe yield?  Thanks...


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skat's picture

(post #63295, reply #22 of 89)

Those cookies are really to die-for.  I make them every holiday season, several times over, and again.   If I remember correctly, about 30 cookies, and I think the cranberries were chopped and then measured.


Cute baby-with-a-bell!

madnoodle's picture

(post #63295, reply #23 of 89)

Anybody know if I can I use frozen cranberries in these?  Fresh are impossible to get here, except in the week before TG (now past) and the week before Xmas.

Saskatchewan:  hard to spell; easy to draw.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

skat's picture

(post #63295, reply #24 of 89)

I've used frozen without a problem.  Fresh are hard to find here, too.

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #63295, reply #26 of 89)

I chop, then measure. Good to know frozen works too. I've had the same cranberry problem since we moved here.

P.S. That's one adorable epicure.


Edited 10/27/2004 1:26 pm ET by COOKIM0NSTER

knittermom's picture

(post #63295, reply #27 of 89)

I love, love these cookies too, along with CM's sand cookies, by the way and they are both on my shortlist of Christmas cookies to make this year. While I definitely appreciate a perfect shortbread cookie, the first time I made these, I was astounded by how much I enjoy a cookie with such bursting and constrasting flavors (chocolate chip cookies aren't quite the same).

Just to mess with perfection, I might substitute some cornmeal for the flour next time I make these...we made cornmeal cookies with lemon zest a few weeks ago, and I liked the lemon and toothiness of the cornmeal together. I think the cranberry cookies would marry well with the cornmeal, and it helps to make it a little more friendly for us carb-impaired folks. Do you think it would work?

Kris

cheesemonstr's picture

(post #63295, reply #25 of 89)

Unlike s'kat, I measured then chopped. (Just because I made a double batch and one bag of crans has 3 cups). I don't think you can go wrong either way.


I do like to up the zest because I love the lemon taste--I like a good 1-2 tsp in the cookies.

MER02's picture

(post #63295, reply #30 of 89)

Thank you for posting this!!! Just got around to making them and they are wonderful! I adore them and are thrilled to have one more delicious cookie recipe. This is my favorite type of cookie- homey, soft, tart and a little sweet. YUM! I am always pleased when I try a Cooks Talk Tried and True recipe, and this is just one more occasion that proves the rule. Thanks!

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #63295, reply #31 of 89)

I'm so glad everyone's enjoying these. They're my absolute favorite.

helena's picture

(post #63295, reply #35 of 89)

I tried them too last Friday, and they were delicious. Only mine got so soft they didn't keep well in a box. I'd love to get them more crunchy, and hints other than baking them longer?