Orange Cranberry Cookies

Originally from Cookies & Cups

We bought a case of oranges. Like a case of clementines but they were oranges. We are only 2 people and with my not wanting to throw away any spoiled food, my immediate concern was, that is waaaaaaaaay to many oranges. Did we eat them all in a week? Yes, yes we did. Did I need to make cookies with oranges in them? Probably not, but man they were tasty. Also they were a nice treat that weren’t Christmas cookies. After the “new year, new you” honeymoon period, sometimes all you want is a little fruit flavored cookie, just to get through an afternoon once you get back to full 5 day weeks.

Unicorn Socks not included

These were one of the kind of cookies that I kept in an airtight container on the counter, and they lasted the week. It was a really nice little change from the absolute heap of monster cookies that were carted to and fro through the holidays.

I highly recommend these lovely little things, they make just enough for a nice snack and since the glaze is sweet, you won’t be horking them down until they disappear.

Orange Cranberry Cookies

Cookies & Cups


  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cup flour


  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice


  • Preheat over to 375 degrees F. line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • Place the dried cranberries in a ramekin and cover with water. Allow them to soak while you prepare the other ingredients. 
  • In a bowl, (or stand mixer), mix butter and sugar for about 2 minutes until nice and fluffy. Add in zest, egg, vanilla and baking soda. Mix until combined.
  • Drain cranberries and pat dry. Add into the dough until evenly incorporated. 
  • Using a medium cookie scoop (about 2 tbsp), cookie scoop and roll into balls, putting them on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 mins, until the edges are slightly golden, being careful not to over bake.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack. 
  • Whisk together powdered sugar & orange juice in a smaller bowl. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of glaze onto the cookie and allow to set.