Recipe By Julie
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 4 dozen Calories 104.1

The subtle taste of orange is an unexpected, but delightful surprise in these oatmeal and dried cranberry cookies.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla, orange zest and orange extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon; stir into the butter mixture. Stir in the oats and cranberries. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. 3 Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 104.1
  • Carbohydrate 15.2 g
  • Cholesterol 17.9 mg
  • Fat 4.4 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Protein 1.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.6 g
  • Sodium 58.1 mg
  • Sugar 8.3 g


  1. These are absolutely delicious...the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I think the butter can be cut to 1 1/2 sticks and the sugar could be cut a bit...I used fresh squeezed orange juice instead of orange extract because I didn't have any, and they're soooo good!!! Thanks for sharing!
  2. Just made a batch... Very good Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies. A little on the sweet side and could use a bit more cinnamon. Other than that wonderful recipe.
  3. In place of cranberries I put fresh chopped apricots in the cookies and a little extra cinnamon. They are excellent! FYI: The batter is very sticky. My first batch of cookies were HUGE because I put heaping spoonfuls on the pan. You only need to use very small tablespoon-size spoonfuls and they turn out very - Read more ...
  4. Yummieee cookies ~ and the oats make them chewy. The only things I changed were the amount of sugar (and they were plenty sweet) I put about 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup white sugar. And I used a stick plus 3 Tbsp. of butter instead of 2 sticks....Also used some dried cherries since - Read more ...
  5. I really enjoyed these cookies. They are a great way to trick the kids into eating oatmeal and cranberries! They had no clue until I told them. The orange flavor adds a great depth to the cookies. They were so moist and chewy. These cookies have made my permanent recipe list!
  6. Great cookies, very easy to make. I used 1 tablespoonful of Cointreau (orange flavored liqueur) instead of orange extract, and orange-flavored dried cranberries. Yummy! Next time I'll use even more Cointreau.
  7. great cookies!! this is a recipe i would definately make again & recommend.. it really did make soft, chewy, flavorful cookies!! **PREPERATION: i added extra orange zest, extract & cranberries... **BAKING: baked on Pampered Chef stoneware on bottom shelf (this always produces soft chewy cookies i find..) for about 15 mins (it takes a bit - Read more ...
  8. I had recently tasted some wonderful cranberry-orange cookies and found this recipe shortly thereafter. Unfortunately they came out bad! Maybe it was me but the came out "poofy" more like a bread instead of a cookie. I will try it again - I'm not giving up!
  9. A really delightful change in cookies.