Frosted Cranberry Orange Drops
45 min
1 hr 30 min



2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup honey

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup sweetened dried cranberries


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 to 3 tablespoons orange juice

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all cookie ingredients except cranberries in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Stir in cranberries.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 1 inch apart, onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon butter in bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Beat in enough orange juice for desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies..


2Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
55Sodium (mg)
14Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  November 23, 2016

I think these are fabulous! I also add orange zest to the frosting.

— says Laura
  December 13, 2015

I first made these cookies about 5 years ago as my new recipe for the holidays. It is now a standard on my Christmas Cookie platters. Love them!

— says Mary Ann
  December 04, 2014

I got this recipe from this website several years ago and a Christmas hasn't past since then that I haven't gotten requests for these cookies. It is so nice to have a different cookie to share other than the usual traditional recipes. I highly recommend this awesome recipe!

— says carol
  November 25, 2013

I added some sliced almonds in the batter and some on top before baking. I also added some orange zest to icing as suggested by others..

— says suzanne
  December 17, 2011

I love this recipe - a new one for us last Christmas. When I made it this year, I added some orange zest to the frosting for more orange flavor. They were a huge hit at work and at my cookie swap this year!

— says andi
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