Orange Cranberry Cookies unite orange juice concentrate and orange peel with dried cranberries to make these tasty cookies. Optional walnuts lend a nice crunch.

Orange Cranberry Cookies Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min per cookie sheet
Ready In: 30 min

Servings: 24

Ingredients
¼ cup Margarine
1 medium Egg
3 tbsp Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
¾ cup All-purpose Flour, sifted
¼ cup Rolled Oats
2½ tsp Sugar or Sweetener equal to
¼ tsp Baking Soda
1/8 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 dash Salt
1 tsp Orange Peel
½ cup Dried Cranberries
½ cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)

Directions
Cream margarine in a medium bowl. Beat in egg and frozen orange juice concentrate. Combine flour, rolled oats, sweetener, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and orange peeling a separate bowl. Add dry ingredients into the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in dried cranberries and chopped walnuts. Drop by teaspoons onto a lightly sprayed non-stick cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for nine to 10 minutes until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. (Recipe makes 24 cookies)

Tips & Notes
Many cranberries are water-harvested. Water-harvesting means that the cranberries are grown in bogs and floated in water to allow for easy harvesting. For many years, water-harvesting of cranberries has been looked upon as an industry convenience.
It’s simply easier to harvest berries that are floating on the surface.
However, recent research has shown that the anthocyanin content of cranberries (the phytonutrients that give the berries their amazing red color) is increased in direct proportion to the amount of natural sunlight striking the berry.
If berries floating on top of water get exposed to increased amounts of natural sunlight (in comparison to other growing and harvesting conditions), they are likely to develop greater concentrations of anthocyanins.
These greater concentrations of anthocyanins are likely to provide us with stronger health benefits. In other words, water-harvesting may turn out to provide more than just harvest convenience. If it can expose cranberries to greater amounts of natural sunlight, it can increase phytonutrient health benefits that involve the unique antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of anthocyanins.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 66
Total Fat: 4g
Cholesterol: 10mg
Sodium: 40mg
Total Carbohydrates: 7g
Protein: 1g

Source: DiabetesCare.net

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