Orange Frosted Cranberry Cookies

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipes comes from the Betty Crocker Special Edition Fall Baking, 2004. What I enjoy about these tasty treats is that the recipe calls for fresh or frozen cranberries! Cooking time really depends on how many cookies are baked at one time!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray several cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  4. In large mixing bowl, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, unsalted butter, orange zest, orange juice, and egg with an electric mixer on medium speed (or mix with a spoon).
  5. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt.
  6. Stir in cranberries and nuts.
  7. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  8. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges and bottoms of cookies are light golden brown.
  9. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  10. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  12. In small bowl, stir powdered sugar, orange zest and orange juice together until smooth and spreadable.
  13. Frost cookies and enjoy!
Most Helpful

I just made this my Mom loves cranberry and orange. I told my six yr old these are Grammy's favorite and he said now they are my favorite too. Thanks for sharing. P.S. the house smells absolutely wonderful.

LMillerRN December 22, 2009

A new Christmas or any time favorite cookie. Delicious cookie. I used fresh chopped cranberries, fresh orange juice and zest, and added toasted walnuts. They disappeared so I have to make another batch real soon.

foodtvfan December 20, 2009

Made these to take to a cookie swap. They are a wonderful cookie to add to Christmas cookie tray! I did make two slight changes to the recipe however; first off I cut the sugars back slightly (3/4 c granulated and 1/2 brown unpacked) and the second change I made was to do a rough chop to the cranberries. This is a definite keeper. Made as a recipenap for the 35th AUS/NZ Recipe Swap.

Chef Buggsy Mate December 06, 2009