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Orange Cranberry Cookies

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A favorite flavor combination to many is orange and cranberry. These Orange Cranberry Cookies have definitely jumped to the top of the list with delicious flavor.

Orange Cranberry Cookies

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The Cranberry Bread recipe that I make quite often during the Winter months, also has a burst of citrus flavor with fresh oranges.

Orange Cranberry Cookies on wood cutting board

The flaky buttery flavor also reminded me of these Citrus Drop Cookies, made with Blood Oranges and Meyer Lemons.

The cookies are soft yet have a little crispy coating with a combination of sugar and orange zest. And the cranberries add a nice difference in texture.

They also go together in a snap and the recipe gives you about 3 dozen cookies.

Orange Cranberry Cookies on wood

These cookies are made with simple ingredients like butter, sugar and flour. And the addition of orange juice and zest plus dried cranberries make them perfect for the holiday season. 

After mixing the dough, the balls are rolled in a combination of sugar and orange zest, giving them even more flavor. 

These cookies are also great to add to cookie trays or have for a cookie exchange. And they pack well for giving as gifts. 

Orange Cranberry Cookies

Orange Cranberry Cookies

Orange Cranberry Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Soft and lightly crispy cookies bursting with flavor from fresh oranges and cranberries.


  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh orange zest, finely chopped
  • 2 cups flour, all-purpose
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries

Orange Sugar for coating

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoons fresh orange zest, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheet with silicone mat or parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and egg
  3. Add orange juice and zest, blend well
  4. Combine flour, baking soda and baking powder. Gradually add, creaming after each addition
  5. Stir in cranberries
  6. Combine sugar and zest for coating in a small bowl
  7. Scoop cookies with a cookie scoop or tablespoon, roll into ball then roll in orange sugar
  8. Place on cookie sheet
  9. Bake for 11-12 minutes - rotating pan after 6 minutes
  10. Cookies should be firm but still soft in the center
  11. Let set on pan for 2 minutes then remove to cooling rack
  12. Store in air tight container
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

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