Orange Cranberry Slices

Orange Cranberry Slices

These cranberry orange cookies are layered in a cookie that's easy to make, bringing together two favorite holiday flavors.

35 min. prep time
90 cookies
555 Ratings


1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
2/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped
1/4 cup chopped pecans
8 to 10 drops red food color


Line 8x4-inch loaf pan with plastic food wrap, extending wrap several inches over ends. Set aside.

Combine butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed until mixture forms a dough.

Remove 1/3 of dough to another bowl; knead orange zest into dough.  Add dried cranberries, pecans and red food color to remaining dough; beat until well mixed.

Divide cranberry dough in half; evenly press half of cranberry dough into prepared pan. Evenly press orange dough on top of cranberry dough. Cover with remaining cranberry dough, pressing down evenly. Cover dough tightly with plastic food wrap ends. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.

Heat oven to 375°F.

Remove dough from pan; unwrap. Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices; cut each slice into thirds. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet. Transfer to cooling rack; cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 50

Fat: 2.5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 30mg

Carbohydrates: 6g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #11294©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made these several years ago and everyone loved them. Planning to make these again this week but am going to try layering the dough, rolling out, and using cookie cutters to make shaped cookies.
Everyone raved about these.
Love how pretty these are! I made these for a school fundraiser. Perfect stand out cookie. Not only looked good, but tastes delicious too.
This recipe should have 5 stars. It is just scrumptious. I think the amount of orange zest is perfect and such a compliment to the
cranberry layers. Made these for Christmas and gave to many. Have already had 5 requests for this recipe. Thank you Land O Lakes.
Made this recipe for a cookie exchange @ church. Liked the
taste of the cookie but would use a little less orange zest; it
seemed to overwhelm the other flavors. Put in freezer as i
did not want to wait the 4 hours for the dough to chill.
Recipe did not make 7-1/2 dozen, however, so made 2
batches. Exchange is tomorrow night; will post results later.

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