Orange Cranberry Muffin Cookies

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We’ve got some cookie, cake, muffin top, biscuit type action happening here!!

These cookies are daaaarrrrnnn tootin fun #DTF ( Name that show, and no – not jersey shore), but I don’t know if I can actually call them a cookie.

Can we just call them breakfast?! Oranges, cranberries and muffin top crumble?!?! Wait, does that kind of remind you of a coffee cake.

I feel like my recipe is going through an identity crisis!!

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Does it all cancel out, if it’s deeeelicious?!

Heh – the weather around Toronto is also going through a bit of an identity crisis — I know I will regret these words come February but it’s December uno and I haven’t seen any snow … HOW THE HECK WILL WE HAVE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT SNOW?!?! In random news, did anyone go black Friday shopping?!? Cyber Monday clicking?!!?

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Oh the holidays … soooo darrrrrnnn tootin fun!!

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Orange Cranberry Muffin Cookies

Cookie Ingredients

1 1/2 cups flour

½ cup cake flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon orange extract

2 teaspoon mixed peel (or orange zest)

1 cup dried cranberries

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Topping ingredients  

¼ cup flour

¼ cup turbinado sugar

2 tablespoons butter

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Directions

In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients. Set aside until you are ready to use.

Combine flours, baking powder, and sea salt in a bowl, set aside.

In a bowl cream together butter and sugar. Add in egg and beat until combined. Add milk, and orange extract.

Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and mix until combined. Gently fold in mixed peel and cranberries.

Refrigerate the dough for at least one hour.
Once chilled, scoop out large balls, placing at least an inch apart on your prepared baking tray. Top with prepared topping .

Bake for 15 minutes, at 325.

Allow to cool on baking sheet for at least 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack.

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Lemony Lemon Cranberry Muffins

Muffins on Monday are a good idea.

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On that note, muffins any day are a good idea. The sweet aroma of being fresh baked, the soft cushion center and the slightly crunchy muffin tops … it can leave a girl caught up drooling :D … just saying.

And for the record, in my parts of town we NEED these particular muffins. I need to do my part to trick mother nature into bringing spring our way. On Saturday … there was frost on the ground … last Wednesday, I saw people in open-toe shoes and shorts.

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WHAT THE HECK MOTHER NATURE?! It’s almost May.

And so, I’ve stocked my kitchen with tulips .. fresh citrus and it’s bursting with berries. But obviously, that’s not good enough for me.

I need muffins. And they need to be special. Special enough, to make me want to leave my warm and cozy bed … crawl down the stairs, remove the wrapper and dig in. I know you get it – that’s why we’re friends. So I added an extra punch of lemon, sprinkled some cranberries and well … Mmmmm.

Lemony Lemon Cranberry Muffins

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2 Cups Flour

1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar

1 package Lemon Jello

3 Tsp Baking Powder

1/2 Tsp Sea Salt

1 Tsp Fresh Lemon Zest

2 Eggs

1 1/4 Cup Milk

1/2 Cup Vegetable oil

1 Cup Dried Cranberries

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 oc, prepare a 12 Cup Muffin tin.

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, jello, baking powder, sea salt and lemon zest.

In a medium bowl, mix together eggs,  milk and oil.

Next, stir together your wet ingredients and dry.

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Last, add the cranberries.

Fill the prepared pan and bake for 25 minuets.

Allow to cool and then, Mmmm … taste a little spring weather.

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Stay sweet darlings, it’s going to be a great week!!