Cranberry Orange Cookies

I’m keeping my word and baking up cranberry recipes to share with you all. Enjoy!

With glaze:

1 c granulated sugar *
1/2 c packed brown sugar **
1 c butter, softened
1 tsp grated orange peel
2 tbs orange juice
1 egg
2 1/2 c All-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 c coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 c chopped nuts, if desired

1 1/2 c powdered sugar
1/2 tsp grated orange peel
2-3 tbs orange juice

· Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
· In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, 1 teaspoon orange peel, 2 tablespoons orange juice and the egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet.
· Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges and bottoms of cookies are light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
· In small bowl, stir all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Frost cookies.

*I only added 3/4c of regular sugar and **1/4 c. of brown sugar to cut down on the sweetness/calories, especially since I was going to be adding a glaze on top

Recipe from Betty Crocker

P.S. Ale freakin’ LOVED them. He said, they might be the most delicious cookie I’ve ever made. I don’t know about ALL that, but they were pretty good!
P.P.S. Cutting whole cranberries is HARD!


6 thoughts on “Cranberry Orange Cookies

  1. Jessica

    Wonder if my handy dandy Pampered Chef chopper could handle some cranberries? Yummmm.

    PS-my phone totally died. I’m going through Twitter withdrawals for the second time this week here at work…but you are probably happy about this. 😛


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