Venango County Recipe of the Day: Cranberry-Orange Sandwich Cookies

| November 24, 2022

Venango County Recipe of the Day: Cranberry-Orange Sandwich Cookies – Sponsored by Top Tier Federal Credit Union.

These sweet-tart cookies make a terrific addition to a holiday dessert tray!

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped

Filling:
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions

-Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, orange juice concentrate, and orange zest. In another bowl, whisk flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in cranberries.

-Shape level tablespoons of dough into balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat the bottom of a glass with cooking spray, then dip it in flour. Press cookies with the bottom of a glass to flatten, re-dipping in flour as needed. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

-In a small bowl, beat butter, orange juice concentrate, orange zest, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar. Spread filling on the bottoms of half of the cookies; cover with remaining cookies.

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