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Old 08-28-2011, 12:09 PM   #71
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Hurricane Cookies

Otherwise known as Cranberry Orange Spirals:




Cookies:
2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tsp grated orange zest
1 tsp vanilla extract


Filling:
2/3 cup finely chopped dried cranberries
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup orange marmalade


Cookies:
In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt until well combined. Set aside.


In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes (mixer at medium speed). Add egg and beat well. Beat in orange zest and vanilla. Scrape down sides of bowl. On low speed or with wooden spoon, gradually add flour mixture, beating until just blended.


Shape the dough into a flat rectangle. Tightly wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour.


Using confectioner's sugar or flour, lightly dust a piece of parchment paper and rolling pin. Unwrap chilled dough and place on parchment, roll into a 12x9 inch rectangle of uniform thickness.


Filling:
In a bowl, combine the cranberries, pecans and orange marmalade until well blended. Spread cranberry mixture evenly over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Starting with long edge, tightly roll up dough jelly-roll style to form a log. Tightly wrap in parchment paper and chill for at least 3 hours or overnight.


Baking:
Preheat oven to 375 F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Unwrap the chilled dough log and using a sharp knife, cut into 1/4 inch slices. Place on prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake one sheet at a time in preheated oven for 8 to 11 minutes or until edges start to turn lightly golden (mine were 9 minutes). Immediately slide parchment paper onto a cooling rack. Cool the cookies for 5 minutes before removing from the parchment and placing directly on cooling rack.

Recipe from:
400 Sensational Cookies by Linda Amendt
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:15 PM   #72
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Do you have any tropical storm cookies? Irene got downgraded for MA.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:20 PM   #73
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Do you have any tropical storm cookies? Irene got downgraded for MA.
Yer crackin me up!

Instructions for downgrading Hurricane Cookies to Tropical Storm Cookies:

1. Place cookies on counter top.

2. Put bottom of cup saucer on each cookie and press downward until cookie smashes.

3. If Tropical depression cookies are desired, spin saucer 10 times.

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Old 08-28-2011, 12:43 PM   #74
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Our power has been out for over 2 hours.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:51 PM   #75
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Yer crackin me up!

Instructions for downgrading Hurricane Cookies to Tropical Storm Cookies:

1. Place cookies on counter top.

2. Put bottom of cup saucer on each cookie and press downward until cookie smashes.

3. If Tropical depression cookies are desired, spin saucer 10 times.

Yer a character Andy!
I'm in a tropical depression because I don't have any of those cookies. They look fantastic!

I copied the recipe, I think you could have quite a few variations on the filling!
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:57 PM   #76
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Yum, Date-nut filling.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:01 PM   #77
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Yum, Date-nut filling.
I was thinking Pina Colada sort of
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I hope all my friends in U.S.A. are fine and safe. If I may suggest, you can all come and visit Egypt now. We have a wonderful sunny weather nowadays. You are all welcomed.
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Wow! Thanks GB. I had to get my headphones out for that. Good one!
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Our power has been out for over 2 hours.
WOW. We lucked out. I hope you get power soon.

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I hope all my friends in U.S.A. are fine and safe. If I may suggest, you can all come and visit Egypt now. We have a wonderful sunny weather nowadays. You are all welcomed.
Thank you for the well wishes. The sun is out here and Irene is on her way through NE. I would love to see the sphinx and the pyramids, the upper and lower nile and all the beautiful monuments, tombs etc. It has always been one of my dreams but I probably will never have the money to do so.
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