I love anything citrus! and add the tartness of some cranberries and WOW! I'm happy!
Here is a quick and easy recipe to change it up from just making cookies at the holidays or anytime for that matter!
Make some mini loaves or make mini bundt cakes and it changes the whole texture and flavor but it's all GOOD!
Cranberry Orange Cake
Mix all the dry ingredients together first...
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
now in another bowl mix the wet ingredients--
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed is best!)
1 Tbsp orange zest
1 cup chopped cranberries (i usually just cut them in half!)
optional--1/2 cup chopped nuts (i usually use walnuts or pecans)
Slowly add the wet to the dry... don't over mix... you want it all just moistened.
Spoon the batter into a wax paper lined or oiled loaf pan or mini loaf or mini bundt pans.
Push the batter away from the center... so they cook more even.
Bake in oven pre-heated to 350F or 180C and cook til toothpick comes clean. (about 20-25 min... but it depends if you are making a large loaf or minis!)
They come out a beautiful golden color... and the mini bundts come out a little darker...
Let cool completely and then wrap.