Orange Cranberry Cookies

Just not too long ago, I shared my attempt at baking a cranberry orange bread. I used half of the total amount of fresh cranberries I had and left half for other purposes. Now I’m going to share what I did with these incredible sour babies which I first loath but slowly starting to take a liking for. I baked Fresh Orange Cranberry  Cookies! Imagine the burst of flavor as you bite into the cookie. I can imagine how the cookie would taste even before baking it. After baking it, I confirmed that I loved it more.

Orange Cranberry Cookies

What do you usually love to bake during Christmas? We do have an obsession with Ginger related desserts. Gingerbread Cookies are definitely one of them. Check out my CUTIE COUPLE Gingerbread cookies.. They are absolutely adorable… Ever since i started making them, I had ALOT of people requesting me to bake these for them. I’m pretty sure you’ll love them too. Another popular Christmas bake are these Orange Cranberry Cookies . The smelll oh the smell of these cookies are just so…… mouthwatering. You’ll stay in the kitchen for a good one hour I assure you.

Orange Cranberry Cookies

These cookies have a perfect combination of tartness from the fresh cranberries as well as sweetness from the cookies. The orange zest makes all the difference as it uppsss the flavor by alot. You gotta try these Orange Cranberry Cookies. They are LIFE CHANGING I PROMISE.

Christmas Orange Cranberry Cookies

So what are you waiting for? Getting ready to soak in the season of Christmas!! Just 6 mroe days to bake something yummy for your family, friends and everyone else. Make some of these. Recipe adapted from MybakingAddiction, Thanks Jamie for sharing :)) )

Christmas Orange Cranberry Cookies

If you ever make these Cookies, do tag me @sherbakes on instagram so i can share your delicious creations! Recipe below!


Cranberry Orange Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Resting Time
1 hr
Total Time
28 mins

Delicious Orange Cranberry Cookies

Course: christmas, cookies, cranberry, orange
Cuisine: desserts
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 227 g unsalted butter RT
  • 1 cup granulated sugar I reduced to 3/4 cups
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • orange zest from 1 orange
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries cut into small pieces
  1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  2. Cream butter on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Combine sugars and orange zest and mix until incorporated.
  4. Add the sugar mixture to the butter and beat for an additional 2-3 minutes till light and fluffy
  5. Beat in the egg, vanilla and orange juice and mix until combined.
  6. Add the dry ingredients mixing well after each addition.
  7. Fold in cranberries
  8. Cover and refrigerate batter for at least 1 hour.
  9. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  10. Drop dough onto lined cookie sheets
  11. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Allow cookies to cool for 3 mins before removing from cookie sheets.




  1. Esther
    November 28, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    Made these and only used 3/4 cup sugar. Oven was way too hot at 375 degrees. Burnt the entire first batch. Scooped 1 TBS of dough at a time. Set the oven to 350 degrees for only 8 minutes and they were delicious.

    • Sheryl ch
      November 29, 2015 / 1:44 pm

      Hi Esther,Thanks for sharing your experience :)) Glad they turned out delicious in the end!! 🙂

  2. Jacqui Lim
    September 24, 2019 / 10:21 pm

    Hi Sherbakes.
    Love this combo.
    If I should make this at ½ tbsp should I half the baking time? Live to hear your view.
    How many cookies does it make at 1tbsp size.

    Is it possible to use dried cranberries.

    Thanks much.

    • sherbakes
      September 25, 2019 / 8:45 am

      Hi Jacqui! Yes this Is a great combi for cookies.. I made mine around 1/2 tbsp also.not too big. It expands out in the oven anyway. It yields about 30-45cookies. The baking time really depends on the oven. You can try checking your cookies at the 12 min mark.. you can use dried cranberries as substitute as well.

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