Cranberry Orange Cookies
Cranberry Holiday Cookie Recipes

Cranberry Orange Cookies

These crunchy sweet cranberry orange cookies are sprinkled with orange sugar for extra holiday sparkle!

60
cookies
30 min
PREP TIME
1 hr
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Orange Sugar

1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

 

Cookie

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped

1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts

1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all orange sugar ingredients in bowl; stir until well mixed. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine 1 cup sugar, butter and egg in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add all remaining ingredients. Continue beating just until mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll balls in orange sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with bottom of glass to 1 1/2-inch circles.

  5. STEP 5

    Bake 7-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Do not over bake. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack.

Tip #1

- To prevent cranberries from sticking to knife when chopping; spray knife with no-stick cooking spray.

Tip #2

- To prevent hands from getting too sugary, shape dough into enough balls to fill one cookie sheet, then roll balls in orange sugar.

Nutrition

60Calories
3.5Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
35Sodium (mg)
8Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

Reviews

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  November 25, 2017

Very delicious!! I made these for thanksgiving and they were a huge hit. The texture of the cookies and layers of flavor is perfect. Thank you Land O Lakes!

— says Leanne
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  November 20, 2017

These cookies were crisp on the edges and tender in the center. A wonderful holiday treat! The smell of the orange zest baking left pleasant scent throughout the house. MMMMmm...

— says Rosanna
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I added a teaspoon of vanilla bean paste and a pinch of salt to the recipe.

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  November 19, 2017

These cookies are always delicious and very easy to make. They taste like the Holidays.

— says Karen
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I dip them halfway in chocolate because I love all of the flavors together.

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  October 15, 2016

These are scrumptious. The orange sugar is a lovely finishing touch to them. I used walnuts b/c that is what I had and they are so good. At 10 minutes they are chewy. Another 5 star recipe from LOL!

— says Shirley
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  January 07, 2016

These are fabulous! And, as others have commented, the recipe is easily adapted for variations.

— says Maja
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