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Craveable Cranberry Orange Cookies

I made these cranberry orange cookies before Thanksgiving. Why? They are a great use of fresh cranberries and then you can freeze the rest of the cranberries to make sauce with on Thanksgiving Day. These are so yummy and I guarantee that you won't be able to eat just one cookie. Tip - 2 oranges will cover you for the juice and zest needed for the cookies. If you need new baking sheets, check out these stylish sheets on Amazon. #ad As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


1 cup unsalted butter softened

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 large egg

2 tablespoons orange juice

1 teaspoon grated orange zest

2-1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups chopped cranberries

1/2 cup chopped walnuts


1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar

3 tablespoons orange juice

1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.

  2. Make the cookies by creaming together butter, white sugar and brown sugar in a mixing bowl until smooth. Beat in egg until well blended. Mix in orange juice and zest.

  3. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Stir flour into butter mixture until well combined. Mix in cranberries and walnuts.

  4. Drop dough by tablespoons onto an ungreased non-stick cookie sheet. Make sure to leave about 2 inches between dough drops.

  5. Bake on 2 racks until edges are golden 12-15 minutes, switching sheets on racks halfway through baking time.

  6. Make the glaze by mixing confectioners sugar, orange juice and zest together until smooth.

  7. Let cookies cool and then spread the glaze over the tops of the cookies.


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