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Cranberry Orange Cookies

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Out of the 6 types of cookies I made for the Christmas cookie packages I distributed, this one was my favorite. They are a perfect balance of tart and sweet. It was really refreshing and pretty simple to make, too.

Cranberry Orange Cookies
adapted from

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups dried cranberries

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer. Add in sugars and beat until smooth. Beat in egg until well blended. Mix in orange zest and orange juice.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir into orange mixture.
  4. Mix in cranberries until just incorporated.
  5. Scoop dough with a medium cookie scoop and place 2 inches apart onto lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake about 12 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool slightly on cookie sheet before removing to cooling rack to cool completely.

Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

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