Frosted Cranberry Orange Cookies

Saturday, January 22, 2011
Frosted Cranberry Orange Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon of cinnamon (I used more since we love it!)
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons orange juice
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 (optional)

Drizzle Glaze
1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees 

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until well blended. Mix in 1 teaspoon orange zest and 2 tablespoons orange juice. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; stir into the orange mixture. Mix in cranberries, walnuts . Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cookies should be spaced at least 2 inches apart.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden. Cool. cookies on a wire rack.
In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, 3 tablespoons orange juice and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over the tops of cooled cookies. Let stand until set.


  1. Hi Claudia, please ship a few dozen of these ASAP!! OMG these look over the top delish. You really pushed the limits of deliciousness with the orange cranberry combo, I have to tell you.

  2. The orange frosting makes those cookies so special and super!

  3. These look great Claudia! I love any cookie with orange zest!

  4. I'm all for more more nuts and citrus zest ;o) in any baked creation. This cookie has all the main components to make one very yummy bite...or two ;o)

    Have a great weekend,

  5. These ingredients add up to one perfect bite :-). I am new to your blog and have just spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I must tell you how much I enjoy the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  6. I could just eat that frost...

  7. cranberry orange, that has got to be a very good taste combo and the nuts sure don't hurt either... wonderful recipe

  8. Another delicious cran-orange treat. I love that combo, some things just go together. Next year I really need to get some cranberries into the freezer for future use. Have you made these with frozen then thawed berries?

  9. I love orange and cranberries, both are awesome combo. i haven't tried any frosted cookies.

  10. Oh what a is mouthwatering! Yum!
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  11. This welcomes me - I love cranberries and orange together - a match made in heaven. Add in those nuts and frosting and I am so content.

  12. these look flavourful lovely way to use oranges

  13. Such lovely flavors in these cookies with the combination of orange and cranberries! I love the frosting, yum!

  14. Cranberries and orange are the most delicious combo! And I love a cookie with frosting - it just adds that extra special touch.

  15. Oh my!! Orange and cranberry, and with frosting!!! I WANT!!


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