Our sweet cranberry orange cookies have so much flavor and a buttery texture that you won’t regret adding to your cookie jar.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time12 minutesmins
Rest Time2 hourshrs
Total Time2 hourshrs22 minutesmins
Keyword: Cranberry Orange Cookies Recipe
1cupunsalted butter,room temperature
½cupdried sweetened cranberries,chopped
1tablespoonfresh orange zest
¾cupwhite chocolate chips
In a stand mixer bowl, combine butter and confectioners’ sugar and beat on medium speed until the mixture turns light and fluffy for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the vanilla extract and salt and beat for another minute.
Add the flour in batches and mix on low speed until just combined.
Fold in the chopped cranberries and orange zest using a spatula.
Divide the cookie dough into two equal portions. Shape each portion into a log approximately 7 inches long and 2 inches wide (diameter) and wrap them each separately in plastic wrap. Refrigerate the cookie dough log for at least 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
When it's time to bake, remove the plastic wrap and cut the cookie dough log into slices (about ⅓-inch thickness). Place them on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the edges just start to turn golden.
Once done, allow the cookies to cool for 30 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate in the microwave until completely melted. Dip each cookie in melted chocolate or drizzle some on the cookies and place it on parchment paper.
Once the chocolate is set, serve the cookies immediately or store them in an airtight container.
If you are using fresh cranberries instead of dried cranberries, finely chop them using a food processor before adding them to this recipe for cranberry orange cookies.
Bake cookies on the middle rack for even baking, and bake one cookie sheet at a time.
Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your cookies at the lower end of the recommended baking time.