At the library this holiday season I spotted Cranberry Christmas and immediately swapped it for the horrendous Scooby Doo book my ‘lil one wanted to check out. She was a bit bummed when we got home to find out we somehow forgot to bring Scooby Doo and the Wacky Waterpark home, but quickly brightened when I told her we could make cookies instead.
In the book, Maggie (Mr. Whisker’s neighbor across the bog) makes her favorite cranberry cookies and they give the recipe at the end of the book so you can make them at home. Well, truth be told, that recipe is pretty bad—don’t make it. But the idea of fresh cranberry cookies is splendid, and worthy of a decent recipe.
I love the combination of cranberry and lime so I decided to add some lime zest and juice to the mix, making what turned out to be the Cosmopolitan of cookies. They are soft, chewy and have a pleasant sweet-tart balance. The green and red also makes them fantastically seasonal…… I’m so clever.