Orange Cranberry Cookies

Orange Cranberry Cookies | My Baking Addiction

Orange cranberry cookies are a sweet and tart addition to your Christmas cookie tray. They’ll have everyone asking for more!

Guys, Christmas is just a couple of weeks away which means two things; 1. I’m ready to get my holiday cookie baking on and 2. I better get my Christmas shopping list in check.

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Although I’ve definitely gone shopping on Black Friday, it’s so not my thing. I pretty much loathe crowds, long lines and waking up at ridiculous o’clock to get a $5 fuzzy blanket from Kohls. Because if I’m being honest, that’s pretty much all I’ve ever purchased – well, aside from a cheeseburger for breakfast at Bob Evans. Did you know you can totally do that?

I prefer to shop from my couch, in my pajamas. No pressure, lines, or crowds – although I must admit, I kinda missed that fuzzy blanket and gooey breakfast burger.

This year is Elle’s first Christmas and we couldn’t be more excited. She absolutely loves to shred paper, (Santa’s bringing lots of board books) so we think she’ll be a natural at gift unwrapping.

orangecranberrycookiesrecipeAlthough I’m definitely not into shopping with the masses, I am into baking cookies and lots of them. And first up on my must-make cookie list is this glazed orange cranberry cookies recipe made with loads of orange zest and fresh cranberries. And if you’re at all like me, you might just have a few bags of cranberries stashed in your freezer.

I am a big fan of the sweet and tart combination of orange and fresh cranberries. From cranberry orange scones to homemade cranberry sauce with Grand Marnier (yes, I totally went there), I’m craving this vibrant duo all winter long.  And let me tell ya, these cookies are no exception.

They’re the perfect addition to your holiday spread and I’m 100% certain Santa will be filling your stocking with extra goodies if you leave him a plate of these on Christmas Eve.

Are you ready to get your holiday baking on? Be sure to check out these pumpkin white chocolate chip cookies and these pumpkin spice toffee cookies on Food Fanatic from yours truly.

34 Responses to “Orange Cranberry Cookies”

  1. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — December 9, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I am with you on no crowds and long lines – couch shopping all the way!! These cookies would be perfect to munch on while filling up my Amazon cart! :)


    • Jamie — December 9, 2014 at 10:00 pm

      I totally agree, Anna! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Ilona @ Ilona's Passion — December 9, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Orange an cranberry.. the taste must be great. I could eat them right now:)


    • Jamie — December 10, 2014 at 11:53 am

      Me too, Ilona! Tehy’re so great with a morning cup of coffee too!

  3. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — December 10, 2014 at 12:05 am

    This title itself sounds like Christmas! I can’t wait to try these this holiday season! Pinned :)


    • Jamie — December 10, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Thanks so much, Chelsea! :)

  4. Betsy | — December 10, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Gorgeous cookies, Jamie! Love the lighting! Makes me want to jump thru the screen and grab a one (or 3)! PINNED!


    • Jamie — December 10, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Thanks so much, Betsy – I really appreciate you stopping by and pinning the recipe!

  5. Annalise @ Completely Delicious — December 10, 2014 at 9:44 am

    These look absolutely perfect!


    • Jamie — December 10, 2014 at 11:50 am

      They were so delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. Paul — December 10, 2014 at 11:45 am

    These cookies look great, perfect flavour combination for this time of year


    • Jamie — December 10, 2014 at 11:49 am

      Thanks so much, Paul!

  7. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy — December 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I haven’t started my holiday shopping yet and it hasn’t quite set in yet. Yikes! I feel like I should be panicking lol.


    • Jamie — December 10, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by!


  8. Janell — December 10, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    The cookies look delicious! Can’t wait to try them. When do you add the flour???


    • Jamie — December 11, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks so much for pointing this out, we’ve made the correction. :)

  9. Debbie — December 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I’m so going to make these! Do you think they would freeze well?


    • Jamie — December 11, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      I definitely think the dough will freeze really well. I hope this helps.

    • Debbie — December 12, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks so much for getting back to me Jamie! I’m going to make them tonight :)

    • Jamie — December 13, 2014 at 12:05 am

      Thanks for stopping by!


  10. Coach shopping is the best! These flavors are so festive! Yum!


    • Jamie — December 10, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

      – Jamie

  11. Amanda — December 11, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Christmas shopping from the couch is the best! How things have changed :) These cookies look amazing! :)


  12. paul yong — December 13, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Yum Yum…..melts my heart away instantly.


  13. Katie — December 18, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Made these today!! They are delicious! My new favorite cookie.
    Thank you!


    • Jamie — December 18, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      I’m so glad the recipe worked out well for you. Thanks for dropping by.


  14. Helen Lee — February 4, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Can I use dried cranberries? It is hard to get fresh ones over at my place. If yes, do. I need to change the recipe?


    • Jamie — February 5, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Helen Lee-
      You could use dried cranberries, but it will yield a slightly different texture. I hope this helps.


  15. Sheryl — November 8, 2015 at 5:29 am

    I made these today and the flavours were amazing!! One question though.. Are they suppose to be soft and cake like and not like a super crispy cookie? 



    • Jamie — January 13, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Hi, Sheryl! They’re not a super crispy cookie, but I suppose you could bake them longer for that consistency. I’m glad you liked them!

  16. Jeannette — November 17, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Hi, can I use frozen cranberries? Thanks


    • Jamie — January 13, 2016 at 8:46 am

      Hi, Jeannette! I think frozen cranberries would probably work. Let me know if you have any more questions!

  17. Patricia — December 9, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Just made this for a cookie exchange tomorrow and they are so good! So happy I saw this recipe! I know it’s going to be a hit!


    • Jamie — December 12, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      Wonderful, Patricia! I’m so glad you like them!

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