Cranberry cookies with orange zest

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Cranberry cookies with orange zest
An American spin on with these cranberry and orange cookies that are sweet and a little sour.

225g butter, softened

200g caster sugar

100g dark brown soft sugar

1 egg

1 tsp orange zest

2 tbp orange juice

300g plain flour

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

½ tsp salt

225g chopped cranberries

60g chopped walnuts (optional)


½ teaspoon orange zest

3 tbs orange juice

200g icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 190°C / 375°F / Gas mark 5.

Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together the butter, caster sugar and brown sugar until smooth and creamy.

Beat in the egg until well combined.

Mix in 1 teaspoon of orange zest and 2 tablespoons of orange juice.

Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.

Stir into the orange mixture.

Add in the cranberries and if using, walnuts and mix until everything is well combined.

Drop dough by using rounded tablespoons onto the trays allowing for spreading.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes and the edges are golden.

Remove from the baking trays to cool on wire racks.

For the icing: In a small bowl, mix together the icing ingredients until smooth.

Spread over the tops of cooled cookies.

Let stand until set then serve.

Makes 45

Preparation Time
20 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Fruit, Eggs, Sugar, Nuts

Recipe Type
Cookies & Biscuits


Level of Difficulty

These cookies will keep in an airtight container for 2 weeks.

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