Orange Cranberry Cookies

I love these cookies! I got the recipe from my friend Janene Zimmerman many years ago.  They are wonderful to make around holiday time–because the cranberries and glaze frosting make them very festive-looking. I hope this recipe becomes one of your family’s favorite! Here are two different pictures–you can either drizzle the frosting or completely frost these cookies.

orange cranberry cookies  Cranberry cookie 1

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar

½ cup brown sugar

1 cup butter (2 sticks)

1 tsp. grated orange peel

2 Tablespoons orange juice

1 egg

2 ½ cups flour

½ tsp. soda

½ tsp. salt

2 cups coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries

½ cup chopped nuts

 

Directions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees

Grease cookie sheets.

In large bowl, beat the sugars, butter, orange peel, orange juice and egg. Stir in flour, soda, and salt. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Drop dough by small spoonfuls onto to cookie sheet.

Bake 12-14 minutes until edges are slightly brown

Cool and then glaze with frosting mixture.

 

Glaze:

1 ½ cups powdered sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of orange juice—mix and frost cookies

Enjoy!

Sharlene 2014

 


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