Christmas time is just around the corner, and these cookies are the perfect thing to ring in the season. Seriously they taste like Christmas as the orange and cranberry swirl through your mouth. These are super easy to make and really really tasty!
1/2 Cup frozen cranberries
Zest of 2 mandarin oranges
1 to 1/2 Tablespoons fresh mandarin orange juice
3/4 Cups raw sugar plus extra to dip cookies in
21/2 Cups organic all-purpose flour
Blend frozen cranberries and 1/4 cup sugar in a blender, process until cranberries are broken down. Combine flour and the rest of the sugar in a large bowl. Using a pastry knife or two butter knives cut butter into the flour until it is a fine crumble. Stir in almond extract, orange zest and juice and cranberry mix. Knead the dough with your hands until it forms a ball. Shape into a log about 2 inches in diameter and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2-72 hours. Cover cookie sheet with silicone mat. Preheat oven to 325F. Remove cookie dough from refrigerator, and cut slices off about 1/4th inch thick. Pour sugar into a plate and dip cookies in it on both sides. Place on the cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
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