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Cranberry Orange Cookies

"These cranberry orange cookies are the perfect treat to enjoy! This chewy and crunchy cookie recipe is studded with dried cranberries and orange zest, and rolled in orange sugar before baking. They are a fall and holiday baking favorite!"

- The Gingered Whisk

Dried Cranberries

Key Ingredient

Cranberry Orange Cookies: – sugar – egg – baking powder – dried cranberries – butter – flour – baking soda – orange zest Orange Sugar: – sugar – orange zest


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Cranberry Orange Cookies Recipe


2 Dozen

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Total Time

21 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 350.


2. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup of sugar and 1 tsp orange zest. Set aside.


3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda.


4. In a large bowl beat the remaining sugar, butter and egg until creamy.


5. Slowly add in the dry ingredients, until just barely combined.


6. Add in the cranberries and orange zest and mix.


7. Shape the dough into 1" balls, roll in the orange-sugar, and place on cookie sheet.


8. Use a glass to just barely flatten.


9. Bake 7-11 minutes, until just barely done.


10. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and allow the cookies to sit on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing them - this allow them to be properly baked without getting too dark.


Visit The Gingered Whisk for more notes and tips on making the BEST Cranberry Orange Cookies!

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