With just days before Christmas I am busy baking cookies and cooking side dishes for a trial run. These Cranberry Orange Cookies turned out to be so amazing that they are not going to last until Christmas. I am going to have to make a couple of more batches before the rest of the family arrives. Mr. Flavor Mosaic normally won’t touch a dessert unless it has chocolate. However, he loved these!
Adapted from AllRecipes.com, these soft, sweet, slightly tart, nutty cookies will be a favorite on your cookie tray too. Actually, others on AllRecipes.com had recommended these cookies to me for a couple of years before I tried them. I hesitated because I was afraid Mr. Flavor Mosaic would not like them since they were not chocolate. Boy, was I wrong. These cookies will be on my holiday baking list from now on.
Add these to your baking list! I’m certain they will be come a holiday tradition!
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon orange zest
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup fresh cranberries, halved
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, beat together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until well blended. Mix in the vanilla, orange zest and orange juice.
- In a separate bowl, stir in the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and stir. Stir in cranberries and walnuts, until evenly distributed. Drop dough by round tablespoons onto non-stick cookie sheets. Cookies should be spaced about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on wire racks.
Looking for more cookies? Try these yummy Lemon Drop Cookies by Wine Lady Cooks.