Cranberry Cookies with Orange Frosting
from Christy Raulli, Member Services Coordinator

3/4 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c margarine
1/2 c sour cream or yogurt
1 t vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 c flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1 c cranberries
1/2 c walnuts

Cream together the margarine and sugars. Add sour cream or yogurt, vanilla and eggs. In a separate bowl, blend flour, baking soda and baking powder then add to wet mixture and mix well. Coarsely chop walnuts and cranberries and fold into dough. Spoon onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 350˚ for 11-13 min or until golden brown. Let cookies cool completely before frosting.

2 c powdered sugar
2 T margarine (melted)
1 t orange peel
2-3 T orange juice

Blend all ingredients holding back some of the orange juice. Add juice slowly to achieved desired consistency. My favorite secret trick is to put the bowl that I'm blending the frosting in on the still-warm stovetop, this way you can get the frosting really smooth and spread it easily on the cookies while it's warm, then it hardens as it cools.(I've had great success making these cookies vegan by substituting soy yogurt and egg replacer. This way you can eat the dough and wash it down with a quart of Silk Nog, yumm!)