Today is EAT A CRANBERRY DAY! I suggest you eat several or drink some diet cranberry juice (it’s yummy). I fix this recipe with Brussels sprouts once in a while and it really is a good way to get healthy foods – but the salad tastes so good. I hope you’ll try it today.
Attention – COOKIES!!! Now that I have your attention, take a look at this!
CRANBERRY DROP COOKIES
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup Splenda brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons milk
3/4 cup chopped cranberries
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Grease two large cookie sheets.
Cream butter and Splenda in a large mixing bowl with a mixer at medium speed.
Beat in milk, egg, vanilla and orange peel.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Gradually mix dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
Carefully fold in cranberries by hand. DO NOT use a mixer for this step.
Drop batter by rounded spoonfuls onto the cookie sheets.
Space cookies about 2″ apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a batch of these cookies today? Yum! What are your favorite ways to eat or drink cranberries? My mama always made her famous cranberry salad for our Thanksgiving dinner – and I can’t imagine turkey without the gravy, mashed potatoes and – you guessed it – cranberries! Of course I don’t get mama’s salad anymore, but a side of cranberries for the turkey is a must in my opinion.
I know it’s about Christmas… lol! I could not resist sharing it just a little early… k??? If stores can have Christmas stuff out before Halloween then… well – you know.
Cranberries are nutritionally charged and offer a full range of health benefits. Rich in phyto-nutrients (naturally derived plant compounds), cranberries contain proanthocyanidin antioxidants, essential for overall wellness. Most people are aware of the benefits of cranberry juice (of course I drink the diet Ocean Spray with Splenda). It helps with urinary tract issues and helps keep diabetics well hydrated.
I have had SO many requests from diabetics for a sugar-free and low-carb cranberry relish – well good ol’ You Tube – it never lets me down! Here are my favorites:
This one is really good – it is a more spicy relish:
So don’t criticize the humble cranberry today – eat or drink today to your heart’s content. Make sure you have some cranberries to make that turkey taste even better for Thanksgiving dinner too. 😉