Cranberry Orange Wafers pair sweet cranberry tang with sprightly citrus notes. These light, buttery, delicate cookies fuse the tastes of two flavors that have always been destined to become one.
Pairing Cranberry and Orange
I love the taste of fresh citrus, especially oranges–so sweet with natural sugars, yet your palate is left feeling clean and fresh. Cranberries defy nature. Somehow, they succeed in merging sweet and tart into one flavor-filled expression.
But the real culinary symphony is realized when orange and cranberry are unified. Together, their flavor far surpasses the sum of their individual greatness!
Versatile Cranberry Orange Wafers
While the combination of cranberries and oranges is not a well-kept secret, there aren’t a plethora of recipes for this delicious combination. Which led me to developing this treat!
I love the versatility of these wafers. They make a nice afternoon snack with a cup of tea, a tasty palate cleanser placed strategically on the holiday dinner table, or my favorite–dessert!
As a dessert option, place a dollop of your favorite non-dairy vanilla ice cream between two of them. Exquisite!!
Pairing Cranberry Orange Wafers with Wine
On the wine side. the light texture and fruity flavor also make them a lovely pairing with your favorite red or white wine. My personal favorite is pairing them up with a nicely chilled semi-dry Riesling.
Needless to say, (but I’m going to anyway!) there is no guilt required when enjoying these tasty bits. They are gluten-free, plant-based, and refined sugar-free. The foundation of the wafer is made from almond meal flour, flaxseed, cranberries and walnut oil.
When combined, these ingredients make a delightful cookie that is filled with plant protein, omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants and numerous vitamins and minerals.
Helpful Hints for Making Cranberry Orange Wafers
1. An alternative to the rolling-pin: If you find the parchment slides when you are rolling the dough, place the dough between the two sheets of parchment on one of the large baking sheets and use a smaller baking sheet to flatten the dough by pressing it on top. You can see pictures of this process in my Cheese Crisp post.
2. Depending on your oven, the 12 minutes of cooking time will yield a nice, soft, doughy wafer. If you prefer a crispier wafer then increase the cooking time by approx. 2 minutes. You will need to watch to assure that the cookies do not get too brown at this point.
I’m already looking forward to enjoying these Cranberry Orange Wafers again. With such versatility, they will certainly find their way to my holiday table in the coming months. I hope they make a lovely addition to your home as well. Enjoy!!