Monday, December 12, 2011


I am not a great baker and I tend to find one or two recipes and stick with them....well....I have a new one! Thanks to my friend and master baker Janice who put together a weeks worth of amazing recipes. 

Cranberry Cookie Coins are now firmly on my "for sure" cookie list.


    1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
    3/4 cup icing sugar, sifted
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries

1. Beat butter, icing sugar, and vanilla with a wooden spoon until smooth. Add flour and salt; stir just until combined. Stir in dried cranberries. Divide dough into quarters.
2.On parchment, shape each portion into a log about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and 4 inches long. Wrap logs tightly in parchment or plastic. Chill 30 minutes or up to 1 day. (Dough can be wrapped tightly in plastic and frozen up to 1 month.)
3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. With a sharp knife, slice dough into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Rotate log as you cut to keep it from flattening. Place rounds on parchment-lined baking sheets, 1 inch apart.
4. Bake until edges just begin to turn golden, 20 to 22 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheets on wire racks. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks.



  1. these look yummy, i'm going to try them!!

  2. Do it Sheri - you'll love're such a great baker yourself......