Believe it or not, these maple cranberry and orange cookies actually came about through a bit of good fortune and not planning… but isn’t that always how the happiest accidents appear?
If you are a regular follower of this blog, you know that I took an unplanned trip to my home state of Wisconsin last month to honor the memory of my maternal grandmother and then spent a few extra days visiting my parents at their lake house afterward. Since my love of baking was handed down to me from my mother, who received it from her mother, it only seemed appropriate that we should honor her memory with homemade cookies.
Of course, all the old recipes my grandmother and my mother taught me are not AIP-compliant, but the skills I learned from all those years of following those recipes has taught me the principles needed to come up with my own recipes that are! The unexpected bonus effect of that is that I’m very comfortable improvising, even when my first choice of ingredients are not available…
I was looking for raisins in the pantry, but found these sugar-free dried cranberries. Then I went in search of natural sweeteners, and found liquid maple syrup. No gelatin was available, but I did have a jar of homemade sugar-free apple sauce. And then inspiration struck and I remembered that my mother’s refrigerator reliably contained oranges and that she stocked cassava flour whenever I might come to visit as well as several healthy cooking fats… and voila!
These maple cranberry and orange cookies were born. They were a delicious comfort to us at that emotional time and I hope that you will find they do the same for you. Enjoy!
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