Posted: January 23 2011 in RecipesCookies, Bars & Squares

1/3 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
4 tsp finely shredded orange peel
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
2 eggs
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup finely chopped dried cranberries

Beat butter.  Add sugar, orange peel, baking powder and baking soda; beat till combined.  Beat in eggs.  Beat in as much of the flour as you can.  Stir in remaining flour.  Stir in dried cranberries.

Shape dough into two 9×1½-inch rolls.  Place rolls on an un-greased cookie sheet; flatten slightly.  Bake in a 375°F oven for 20 minutes or till a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool on sheet for 1 hour.

Cut each roll crosswise into ½-inch thick slices.  Place slices, cut sides down, on cookie sheet.  Bake in a 325°F oven for 8 minutes; turn and bake 8 minutes more or until crisp and light brown.  Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

Makes about 36 cookies