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cranberry orange cookies stacked on a wood board

Cranberry Orange Cookies

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry orange cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 184kcal
Chewy and delicious sugar cookies get a boast from the addition of cranberry and orange. Perfect for holiday gifts, cookie exchanges, or a treat any time of year!
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  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons orange zest 1 large orange
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract optional
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350*F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat type baking mats.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Add 1 1/2 cups sugar and blend until fully incorporated.
  • 4Add orange┬ázest, egg, vanilla, orange extract and orange juice and blend until fully combined.
  • While mixing on low, slowly pour in the bowl of dry ingredients. Add cranberries.
  • Mix just until all of the ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Use a 2 Tablespoon sized cookie scoop to scoop dough. I usually like to press down the balls of dough just a bit with the bottom of a glass (dipped in sugar to prevent sticking) for slightly flatter, chewier cookies.
  • Bake cookies 8-9 minutes or until cookies are set around the edges and slightly puffy. Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg