Cranberry Orange Cookies

These crunchy and delicious cookies are a huge crowd pleaser! Flavors of cranberry and orange, along with the walnuts create a wonderful balance.
Cranberry & orange cookies.
Photo by Lisa P.
Cranberry & orange cookies.
Cranberry & orange cookies.

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

34

minutes

SERVINGS

12

cookies

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

34

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup butter, softened

  • 1

    cup white sugar

  • 1/2

    cup packed brown sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1

    teaspoon grated orange zest

  • 2

    tablespoons orange juice

  • 2 1/2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 2

    cups chopped cranberries

  • 1/2

    cup chopped walnuts, optionalT

  • 1/2

    teaspoon grated orange zest

  • 3

    tablespoons orange juice

  • 1 1/2

    cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190° C). 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. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. 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.

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