I recently shared this over at Mandatory Mooch. I'm re-sharing it here in case you missed it over at Nichi's place.
I'm not much of a cookie baker - except at Christmas time! I don't know what it is about the season that motivates me to actually want to bake cookies?! I am an equal opportunity cookie eater .... I don't discriminate and I don't have deep seeded trust issues from thinking raisins were chocolate chips .... Soft, chewy, crispy, fluffy, frosted, unfrosted, sprinkled or not - I love 'em all. However, I hate standing over them, waiting and watching .... switching out the batches every so many minutes. I hate to admit, but I don't have the patience. Patience is not one of my virtues. This time of year, it's easier to throw all of that impatience out the window and actually enjoy baking cookies.
When you have cookies as awesome as these Cranberry Orange Christmas Sandies, it's worth waiting and watching. Kids love them ... adults love them. They are very similar to Pecan Sandies - but get kicked up with some fruit and nonpareils. Wouldn't these look great on a Christmas cookie tray?! They are light and buttery, like a sandy should be - with a hint of fruitiness. They make great gifts for neighbors, teachers, co-workers ..... or just keep them all for yourself. No one will judge! ;)