This week we made a big batch of cornmeal-cherry cookies for a cookie swap. When I was shopping for the dried cherries (the recipe calls for cherries or cranberries) I had a moment of insane indecision and ended up buying dried cherries, dried cranberries, and cherry-flavored dried cranberries. We made a few test batches to sample and the cherries were the taste winner, however the cranberries were prettier, a nice shiny jewel red. The cherry-flavored dried cranberries were a monstrosity and I really should have known better. I used lemon zest instead of orange, and a little less than the recipe called for. These are good little cookies though, not too sweet and they go well with hot tea. I also considered the dried cranberry shortbread hearts, except maybe not heart shaped.