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Cranberry Orange Cookies

Soft, sweet, and chewy cookies that add a fruity festive flair to any holiday gathering.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 48
Calories 68 kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • teaspoons orange zest
  • ¾ cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped

Optional Orange Glaze

  • see julie blanner.com for recipe


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter until fluffy.
  • Add egg and zest. Mix until just combined.
  • Gradually add dry mixture until just combined. Beat or fold in cranberries.
  • Create 1" dough balls, about 1 tablespoon or a small cookie scoop, and roll in the palm of your hands. Space 2" apart on cookie sheet and add up to 12 per sheet.
  • Bake 9-10 minutes or until edges are slightly golden in color. Allow to cool 1 minute on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Optional Glaze

  • Combine ingredients in a small bowl or mixing cup. Warm and spoon to drizzle over cookies.


Calories: 68kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 27mgPotassium: 9mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 95IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cranberry orange cookies
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