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Cranberry Orange Cookies

December 12, 2012

I'm so excited to be posting this recipe for two reasons. First, this is my absolute favorite cookie to make at Christmas. And second, I was privileged to be a part of The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap this year! 

Three dozen yummy cookies to eat all by myself (ok, maybe I shared a few) that I didn't even have to make!! It was seriously like Christmas. Kim from Love U Madly sent me Chocolate Chip Rice Krispie Treat Cookies which were so fun! Christina from Stracciatella sent along Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, so decadent and gooey. And Nik from A Brown Table made Rose & Cardamom Cookies for me, I wish you could smell them. Heavenly! All three will be posting the recipes for those cookies today also, so be sure to visit them!

Of course I chose my favorite Cranberry Orange Cookies for the swap. I'm not sure who first thought up pairing orange and cranberry together, but it's genius! These cookies are delicious and addicting!

Cranberry Orange Cookies
makes 36-48 cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6oz craisins

In a large bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until well blended. Mix in orange zest and orange juice. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt and gradually add to mixing bowl. Mix in craisins until evenly distributed. Drop dough my rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie Sheets. Bake at 375 for 7-9 minutes until the edges are golden. Cool on wire racks.

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11 comments on "Cranberry Orange Cookies"
  1. Thank you so much for your cookies :) We just loved them! Have an amazing holiday! - Adam and Joanne (Inspired Taste)

  2. Can't wait to try a gluten free version of this. Pinned! I love orange and cranberry together. I make my own raspberry/cranberry vinaigrette dressing and i always add a little orange juice! New follower. Follow me too:) I posted Let it snow and to the Thriftiness Miss Party! Merry Christmas

  3. These sound amazing! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your is a linky party that showcases things that have been the highlight of your week.

  4. These look delicious! My six-year-old saw a picture of them and said, "Can we try those?" They sold him! Thanks for sharing. We'll try them today.

  5. I've pinned this and am looking forward to trying them soon. Actually, I'm wishing they were made and on a plate in front of me right now! I really shouldn't look at cookie recipes before I've even had breakfast!

  6. Love this flavor combo. Perfect for the holidays. Thanks for sharing at Church Super. Have a blessed week, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ~EMM

  7. yumyum, that sounds good and looks good :)

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Oh wow! Those look delicious! I love cranberry and orange together :) Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursday.

  10. Those look delicious! I would love for you to post them at my SHOW-licious Craft Showcase party!

    Happy Holidays,