These might just be my favorite cookies ever. I made them a couple Christmases back and have thought about them frequently ever since. They are a light and delicious sugar cookies with dried cranberries and tons of orange zest. They’re also rolled in a mixture of sugar and orange zest which is what makes them so good. The sugar make them a little crunchy on the outside but they say so soft on the inside. Good stuff.

They are also super simple. My 2 year old and I did made the dough and baked them off in probably 30 minutes, and if you have kids you know everything takes longer with them helping.

5 from 1 vote
Cranberry Orange Cookies
Ingredients
For the cookies:
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
For the rolling sugar:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Using an electric mixer, mix butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add to butter mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in cranberries and 1 tablespoon orange zest. Chill dough while you make orange sugar.
  4. Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon orange zest. Use your fingers to rub the 2 together until everything is combined and mixture is fragrant.
  5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in orange sugar. Place on baking sheet and flatten slightly.
  6. Bake 10 – 13 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on wire racks.



Cranberry Orange Cookies - I make these every Christmas! They are so delicious!

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