Cranberry Orange Cookies

The holidays brings us many of my favorite flavors – cranberries, oranges, and of course nuts.  Today’s recipe uses almonds, but you could also make them with pecans or walnuts.  It’s a pretty cookie and quite a hit with family and friends.  If you want a taste of chocolate, drizzle melted white chocolate on top of the cooled cookies.


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Cranberry Orange Cookies

A delightful cookie with the great winter tastes of cranberries and orange with nuts. Use organic when available. Makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, cranberries, cranberry orange cookies, holiday cookies, orange
Servings 48 cookies


  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped almond or slivers
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • optional melted white chocolate


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Cream butter and sugars
  • Beat in egg
  • Add orange zest and juice
  • In large bowl combine flour and baking soda
  • Mix in orange mixture
  • Pulse cranberries in food processor or chop
  • Combine cranberries and nuts into flour mixture
  • Chill dough 20 minutes
  • Drop dough by tablespoon onto cookie sheet 2 inches apart
  • Bake for about 12 minutes or until edges turn golden
  • Cool on racks
  • Optional drizzle melted white chocolate on top of cookies











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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

12 thoughts to “Cranberry Orange Cookies”

  1. Those look absolutely delicious!! I’d definitely put pecans in mine. Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

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