Cranberry Orange Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups chopped cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth.
Beat in the egg until well blended.
Mix in 1 teaspoon orange zest and 2 tablespoons orange juice.
Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the orange mixture.
Mix in cranberries and if using, walnuts, until evenly distributed.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Cookies should be spaced at least 2 inches apart.
Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden.
Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, 3 tablespoons orange juice and confectioners' sugar until smooth.
Spread over the tops of cooled cookies.
Let stand until set.