|1 1/2||cups||pastry flour, whole wheat|
|1||tablespoon||orange zest||freshly grated|
Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
Stir in walnuts and dried cranberries.
Whisk 1 cup sugar, applesauce, oil, orange zest and juice in a medium bowl until smooth.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.
Mix until well blended.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
Put the remaining 3 tablespoons sugar into a small flat-bottomed dish or pan.
Roll the dough with floured hands (it will be very moist) into 1 1/2-inch balls, then roll in sugar to coat.
Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake the cookies until barely golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
Cool on the pan for 1 minute; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
First published: 2009-09-19 last updated: 2014-04-16
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