Sparkly orange coconut cranberry chewies

Ashley Andrade


Awesome Christmas cookie with all the sweet tastes of winter in one beautiful little bite, and rolling the dough in granulated sugar before baking gives them the sparkly effect.

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Makes 5 dozen bite sized treats


15 Min


1 Hr


1 c
vegetable shortening
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
large eggs
3 Tbsp
fresh squeezed orage juice
zest of half an orange
3 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
1 c
coconut, shredded
1 1/2 c
dried cranberries
extra granulated sugar used for rolling

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat Oven to 350
Combine shortening and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add the zest and orange juice mixing until well blended.
In separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. I like to mix this mixture with a wire whisk to even out all the ingredients throughout the bowl. Proceed to add the mixture while mixing 1 cup at a time until all dry ingredients have been incorporated into the cookie dough.
Now add the coconut and cranberries to the dough. I like to use my hands or a rubber spatula works almost as well. Now take rounded teaspoonfuls and roll in granulated sugar and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. I can usually fit about 20 on mine depending on the size I decide to make.
Bake at 350 for 14-16 mins or until the bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on the cookie sheet before transferring to cooling rack or paper towels. These would be great with hot mulled cider or any kind of hot tea.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy