Wednesday, March 2, 2011

a happy cooking mistake!

Meet the "Scookie"

Last night I was trying to multitask by getting Sadie to fall asleep in the Ergo whilst simultaneously whipping up a batch of cranberry orange scones.  As distraction fate would have it, I goofed up on the recipe and came out with something that wasn't very scone-ish.  I thought I would fudge, and go for drop scones--but they actually came out better--lighter, and fluffier and mmmmm.... delish.  So here is a recipe for cranberry orange scookies.  I made them with Nome cranberries, which are actually lingonberries--so tangy and tart and wonderful!

preheat oven to 375.
In a large mixing bowl combine:
2 cups flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
zest of one orange
1 c. frozen cranberries
1/4tsp. nutmeg
1T. baking powder
1/4 t. salt

Whip together and add to dry ingredients:
1/4 c. oil
3/4 c. milk
Drop by generous spoonfuls onto a baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes.

I topped these off with a glaze made from the juice of the  zested orange, a dash of vanilla, and some powdered sugar, but they would be good without too. 


  1. I was hoping there'd be a recipe shared! I am so making these this weekend.

  2. those looks delicious! i wanna try!