Cranberry, Orange and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I have an RSS feed to, and this was featured recently. It's supposed to be the most perfect cookie for Christmas. We don't celebrate Christmas and I still had to try it. One of the best uses of craisins I've come across in a very long time!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugar, beating with an electric mixer until light.
  4. Beat in the egg and orange zest.
  5. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add in the flour mixture, stirring only until just combined.
  6. Stir in the cranberries and chocolate chips.
  7. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls (about 1 1/4-inch balls) onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 9-12 minutes, until the edges are very lightly browned.
  8. Cool for 3-4 minutes on baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Most Helpful

Yummy! I added extra cranberries and a few drops of orange oil and they were excellent. They were very sweet, so I'll probably use less sugar next time. And there WILL be a next time!! Simple and different, they taste very gourmet. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

jexcl001 February 10, 2009

These were nothing special. I thought they were too sweet. I used orange flavored cranberries and Guittard 60% cocoa chips. I won't make again.

beth February 05, 2008

I didn't want to give stars to this one only because I left out the key ingredient of craisins since I didn't have any on hand and needed dessert NOW lol. But even without they were really good! I ended up making them a bit big I guess because I got 26 cookies from 1 batch. They taste a lot like those orange filled chocolates in the assorted candies boxes.

CulinaryExplorer January 25, 2008

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