Join us each month for a Challenge Cookalong!
Cooking and baking are much more fun when shared with friends. So each month we will share one of our top-rated recipes for you to cookalong with us.
To “butter” you up even more, we are awarding a prize pack of Challenge goodies to two fans each month who shares their version of our recipe on Facebook and/or Instagram.
How to Enter
- On Facebook: Like our monthly cookalong post and post a picture of your creation in the comments.
- On Instagram: Follow us and use hashtag #ChallengeButterCookalong in your post description and tag @ChallengeDairyInc in your photo.
- 1½ cups Challenge Butter, at room temperature (3/4 lb.)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 Tablespoon grated orange peel
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 3¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups dried cranberries
- 1½ cups sweetened flaked dried coconut
In a large bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat 1½ cups butter, sugar, orange peel, and vanilla until smooth. Beat in egg, until well blended.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture, stir to mix, then beat on low speed until dough comes together, about 5 minutes (see notes). Mix in cranberries and coconut. Note: The mixture may look dry until it comes together as a dough. If its too crumbly to form into balls, the dough need to be mixed longer; it should be a smooth homogeneous mass.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on buttered 12" x 15" baking sheets.
Bake in a 350°F regular or convection oven until cookie edges just begin to brown, 11 to 15 minutes (shorter baking time will yield a chewier cookie; longer baking time will yield a crispier cookie). If baking two sheets at once in one oven, switch their positions halfway through baking. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then use a wide spatula to transfer to racks to cool completely.
View our complete contest rules. Our photo contests end on the 30th of each month, so make sure you post before then.
Recipe for December 2018
One of our most popular cookie recipes, these Coconut Cranberry Chews are made from tangy coconut and cranberries, aromatic orange zest and creamy Challenge Butter. We know this easy holiday cookie recipe will win you over, but share your Cookalong photo on social media, and it may also win you prizes!