Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Addictive; was rated grand prize winner in cookie recipe contest--originally submitted by Nancy Jamison

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With a mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, orange peel and vanilla until smooth.
  2. In another bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add butter mixture and beat on low speed for about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in cranberries and coconut.
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on buttered baking sheets.
  6. Bake in a 350° oven for 8 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

For some reason I have gone crazy this Christmas and decided to make an enormous amount of different kinds of cookies. I chose these because they looked like they would be different from any I had made so far. They are TRULY addictive...I am almost burned out on cookies but these made me crave more! I recommend them hightly. Easy and delish. You won't be dissapointed.Thanks Nancy...these have already become a tradition.

Farbunkle December 14, 2001

Love this recipe. It is a fairly plain looking cookie--my husband was making fun of them last night. Then he tasted them! That shut him up! I melted some semisweet chocolate chips, stuck them in a snack size ziplock bag, nipped the corner and put a little color on these. I am planning on making them again, and I may sqash them flat with the bottom of a glass before baking, and then dunk them in chocolate half way...I think that would be very pretty, too. Tip: when melting chocolate chips in the microwave--you must stir frequently. The chips don't "melt" until you stir them. It doesn't take long, less than a minute depending on how many you're melting and the power of your microwave, of course.

Kim S. December 14, 2014

Wow! This is my new holiday cookie (ANY holiday!). :) Nice flavor combination and rich. I used UNsweetened fine shredded coconut and also added about 1/2 tsp each of coconut and orange extract. I didn't have the fresh orange rind so I used dry. These were plenty sweet. Baked for 10 minutes. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

rmajor August 22, 2010

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