Chara's StoryThese cookies are amazing! They are soft and refreshing. I had one as soon as my first tray set and am having to ration them now :S
A friend had described these cookies to me as she had them once and I went searching for a recipe. I found this, tweaked it a little, and made them today to try them out. She came over and had them and it seems they're better than she remembered. And my non-cookie-and-cake-and-sweets-eating host parents emptied my cookie jar in two days!
Take care not to overbake!
2 1/4 c
butter, unsalted (softened)
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brown sugar, firmly packed
lemon instant jell-o pudding (3.4oz)
1Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare three baking sheets (for a smoother flow in and out of the oven).
2Cream butter and sugars till light. Add pudding mix and beat till well incorporated.
3Add eggs one at a time, beating till smooth with each addition.
4Sift flour and baking soda and stir into mixture using a spatula. Fold in cranberries.
5Drop mixture onto baking sheets, leaving a little room as these cookies spread. Bake for 10 minutes or till a hint of browning around the edges is visible.
6Remove tray from oven and lift sheet off, allowing cookies to cool and set on the sheet for a bit before transferring them to a wire rack.
Rochelle Ruthstrom ruthstromtx - Aug 9, 2012
What is caster sugar ?
Katrina Gagala Katrina_Gagala - Aug 9, 2012
In the United States castor sugar is called super fine sugar. Castor sugar is a fine sugar that dissolves almost instantly. If you can't find super fine sugar, you can take regular granulated sugar and put in the blender or food processor for a minute until is is fine and powdery. You can't use powdered sugar to replace castor because powdered sugar has corn starch in it and it will change the recipe it is being used in.
Chara Teh inspiredbaking - Aug 10, 2012
Hi Rochelle, yes, caster sugar is simply fine sugar. Thanks for responding also, Katrina. I hope you ladies enjoy these cookies as much as I did! It is difficult, but I have been keeping to my daily rations. Haha!