It’s Almost Time!

Feb. 21st 2013


Last January, we opened up

an “Official Cookie of Belle Grove Plantation” Cookie Contest.

Sadly, we ended up pulling the contest before we could really get going.

But starting March 1st, we are opening the Cookie Contest again!

So get your best Cookie Recipe ready! More detail will follow in the coming days!

Just to get your creative juices flowing, if not you stomach growling…

Here is one of the recipes we received and will consider during this contest! 

Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Cranberry Orange Walnut Shortbread Cookies

(Based on the Cranberry Shortbread recipe from Ocean Spray)

This recipe comes from the following blogger:

Julia, Julie and I – the Joy of Cooking Rediscovered

Makes approximately 4 dozen


  • 1 ¼ cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 generous tablespoon grated orange zest


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the flour, a little at a time, until combined.
  • Stir in dried cranberries, zest and walnuts.

Cookies can be made into balls or flattened. To make round cookies, roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 dozen at a time on ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake 15 to 17 minutes
  • Cool

To make flat cookies, form dough into 1-inch balls as directed above. Using the wet bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar; flatten balls on cookie sheet, making rounds 2-inches in diameter.

  • Bake 12 to 14 minutes
  • Cool

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Posted by Michelle Darnell | in Food and Recipes | 21 Comments »