Cooking with Hope: Bake some new holiday traditions

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 14:09 PM.

½     cup chopped pecans

1 ½   teaspoons grated orange rind or zest

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray nonstick cooking spray on 3 -baking sheets.

In a bowl whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda, set aside.

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat olive oil, butter, and orange juice on medium speed for 2-3 minutes. Beat in egg. At low speed beat in flour mixture, just until blended. Fold in cranberries, pecans, and orange rind. Beat for 1-minute.

Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets, about 2-inches apart.

Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until firm and golden around the edges. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

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