Cranberry Orange Cookies
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Cranberry Orange Cookies

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"A nice thing to have around during the holidays, but don't expect them to stay around long. These orange-flavored cranberry cookies are tart and delicious, not to mention beautiful. Not really a favorite of kids."
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34 m servings 110 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 110 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.2g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 67 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until well blended. Mix in 1 teaspoon orange zest and 2 tablespoons orange juice. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the orange mixture. Mix in cranberries and if using, walnuts, until evenly distributed. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cookies should be spaced at least 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, 3 tablespoons orange juice and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over the tops of cooled cookies. Let stand until set.


  1. 937 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

WOW! What a wonderful cookie. I just made these last night for a cookie tray and they were the best of all five varities I tried. I did make a few changes to the recipe: *I added 1 1/2 tsp of...

Most helpful critical review

good flavor but they came out extremely "cake-like" and fluffy. Not really the consistency you want or expect from a cookie. You mind as well pour the batter into a loaf pan and make cranberry o...

WOW! What a wonderful cookie. I just made these last night for a cookie tray and they were the best of all five varities I tried. I did make a few changes to the recipe: *I added 1 1/2 tsp of...

These cookies are a huge favorite of ours! I've made them a few times and always have to make two changes - add 1/2 to 1 cup extra flour and chill the dough a little, and bake them at 350 instea...

Oh my goodness these are THE BEST! I usually make cranberry orange bread during the holidays, but from now on I'm making these cookies instead. I added a splash of vanilla extract, pulsed the ...

omg whoever submitted this, I LOVE YOU. i tried making seven different types of cookies in the last 3 days, because I have a cookie party tomorrow night and nothing would turn out right.. and th...

I grated one whole orange and used all the zest as it tends to have a better kick and presentation. Also instead of orange juice, I squeeze all the juice of the grated orange. Use 1/3 of the j...

I made these cookies for some friends last night, who were surprised to love a cookie didn't have chocolate, but rather had fruit in it! The orange topping came out a little runny with 3tbs oran...

VERY good! Chewy. a bit on the sweet side with the glaze, I preferred it without it, and I REALLY like my sweets! I'd also suggest adding 1/2 cup of flour, which would produce a slightly softer,...

A tasty and nice holiday cookie. As a previous reviewer said, these are a "soft" type cookie, and they have a nice orange flavor. Make sure you add enough cranberries - mine could've used a fe...

These are a great combo of flavor, fresh crans are the key.Used 1/4t xtra zest in cookie, also a batch and a half of frosting.Millie says these are best yet this CHRISTMAS.

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