Published Sep 16th
Prep 20m Cook 14m Additional - Ready In 34m
Servings 4 dozen cookies Calories 110.2

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 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. 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. 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 110.2
  • Carbohydrate 16.2 g
  • Cholesterol 14 mg
  • Fat 4.8 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 1.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Sodium 67 mg
  • Sugar 10.6 g

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  1. 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 orange bread.
  2. Like everyone else, I thought these cookies were very good. I read the reviews before I started and took the advice of "Brooke Salt" and added 1 1/2 teaspoons of orange zest, cut fresh cranberries in half, addded 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract and I used slivered almonds instead of walnuts. After baking the first - Read more ...
  3. 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 then i stumbled on this just because I had bought (dried) cranberries for another recipe and I had allthe other - Read more ...
  4. 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 instead of 375. As no one else has mentioned doing that, I blame it on - Read more ...
  5. 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 zest like some of the other reviews suggested. *I used fresh cranberries and sliced - Read more ...
  6. 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 juice mix into the cookie batter (to give a more citrus-y taste) and the rest for the - Read more ...
  7. 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, less sweet cookie. But, over all, the taste is great! Definitely made it into the family favorites!
  8. 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 fresh cranberries in my food processor and used 2 T. orange juice concentrate instead of orange juice and they spread out - Read more ...
  9. 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 orange juice so I added a bit more confec. sugar to the mix. The cookies turned out much sweeter than - Read more ...
  10. 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 few more. I might add a touch of vanilla to the cookie batter next time and a smidge more orange - Read more ...