Cranberry Orange Cookies With Crystallized Ginger

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Rita1652

Make sure to chill this dough before baking. These will wake your taste buds up.

Top Review by ellie_

These are great but I changed the recipe slightly to make bar/cheesecake type of cookies. I made the dough as directed but instead of rolling it into logs I pressed it into a baking pan (9x13) and baked it for 15 minutes then added a cream cheese mixture (1 pkg cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla) and put it back in the oven for another 20 minutes. Wonderful and a great way to use up the last 1/2 bag of cranberries and cream cheese left over from the holidays. Thanks Rita for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cream sugar and shortening together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add cream, orange extract and grated orange rind.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture.
  5. Fold in cranberries and candied ginger.
  6. Form dough into 2 logs, each about 1 1/2- inches in diameter.
  7. Wrap in waxed paper and chill for at overnight.
  8. Preheat oven to 375° and lightly grease cookie sheets.
  9. Cut the logs into 1/4-inch thick slices and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  10. For glaze mix together orange juice, powdered sugar and food coloring.
  11. Drizzle on cooled cookies.

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