Cranberry Orange Cookies

Posted on June 28, 2022 by Michelle Bowles | 0 Comments




1 cup sugar

3/4 cup butter

1 egg

2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1 tbsp freshly grated orange peel

Sugar Mixture

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp freshly grated orange peel


1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees

2. Combine all sugar mixture ingredients in a bowl and stir until well mixed. Set aside.

3. Combine sugar, butter and egg in a bowl and beat until creamy and just combined.

4. Reduce speed and add flour, baking powder and baking soda.

5. Beat until halfway combined and then add in orange peel and cranberries. Mix until just combined.

6. Shape cookies into around one inch balls and roll in sugar mixture.

7. Place the balls on a cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.

8. Bake for 7-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Do not over bake.

9. Allow to cool for 1 minute and then remove from the cookie sheet.


Recipe and image from Leigh Anne Wilkes at 

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Lemon Shortbread Cookies by Love and Lemons

Posted on June 03, 2021 by Michelle Bowles | 0 Comments


1/2 cup softened butter

1/3 cup cane sugar

1 medium lemon zest

1 tbls fresh lemon juice

1 tbls fresh thyme leaves, chopped

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/4 tsp sea salt


1. Preheat the oven to 180C

2. Line a large baking tray with baking paper

3. Cream the butter in an electric mixer.

4. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as required.

5. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, and thyme. Mix again.

6. Add the flour and salt. Mix until just combined.

7. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and flatten into a 1" circle.

8. Wrap and chill the dough for 15-30 minutes until slightly firm.

9. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface until about 1/2 cm thick. 

10. Use your choice of cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes. 

11. Transfer to the baking tray and bake for 10-14 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. 

12. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool. 


Recipe from Love and Lemons

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Anzac Biscuits by Bake Play Smile

Posted on April 01, 2021 by Michelle Bowles | 0 Comments


1 cup rolled oats

1 cup plain flour

120g brown sugar

70g desiccated coconut

1/2 tsp baking soda

125g butter

2 tbls golden syrup


1. Preheat oven to 160C

2. Mix the rolled oats, flour, brown sugar and coconut in a bowl.

3. In a microwave safe bowl place butter, golden syrup and 2 tablespoons of cold water and heat for 3 minutes or until melted.

4. Stir through the baking soda. 

5. Pour the wet mixture over the oat mixture and combine well.

6. Prepare the baking trays with baking paper. 

5. Roll the mixture into balls - approximately 1 tablespoon each and place on prepared baking trays. Flatten slightly. (shape your anzac biscuits using an australian animal or the australia map for something a little different.)

6. Bake for 10-12 minutes for chewy texture of 12-15 minutes for crunchy. 

Recipe sourced from Bake Play Smile

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