Orange Cranberry Icebox Cookies

11/01/2014 at 06:00 AM ET

Orange Cranberry Icebox Cookies
Dana Gallagher; Styling Frances Boswell

Orange Cranberry Icebox Cookies

From The Faux Martha
Makes 48 cookies

2 ¼ cups all-purpose unbleached flour
½ tsp. sea salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
2 large egg yolks
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp. orange zest
¼ cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
coarse sugar

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt.
2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and vanilla and mix until combined.
3. Reduce mixer speed to low, slowly adding in the flour mixture as well as the orange zest and cranberries until just combined.
4. Divide dough in two. Place on individual sheets of plastic wrap. Roll into logs, about 10 inches long. Place in freezer for 5 minutes to firm up.
5. Remove and roll logs in coarse sugar until coated. Return to freezer for 30 minutes or refrigerator for 2 hours.
6. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
7. Using a sharp knife, slice dough into ¼-inch cookies (or slightly thicker). Bake for 12–15 minutes or until edges just start to golden.
8. Allow cookies to cool for 3 minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
9. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

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Amy on

Can’t wait to try these! Thanks for the recipe!

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