Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Cake Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2 dozen
  • 6 TB butter, melted
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ C organic shortening (i use Spectrum brand)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 3.4 oz pack instant orange pudding mix
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1¾ C gluten free baking flour (i use Bobs Red Mill gluten free 1 to 1 baking flour)
  • zest of one orange
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 C dried cranberries
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, cream cheese, shortening, eggs, sugar, and almond extract.
  3. Add pudding mix and stir until combined.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour.
  5. Add to wet ingredients and mix well.
  6. Fold in cranberries and orange zest.
  7. Scoop heaping tablespoons onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet, 2 in apart.
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are golden.
  9. Allow to cool a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Recipe by Heather Hollandaise at