Cranberry Orange Cookies

Cranberry Orange Cookies

I’ve been making this particular cookie recipe for years at Christmastime, all the way back to before we had kids (which means at least a decade). It’s one of those cookies I  always look forward to making and always receive compliments on.

Cranberry Orange Cookies via Alaska from Scratch

These buttery cookies are nice and chewy, with white chocolate chips, cranberries, and both orange zest and orange juice in the dough. Take them out of the oven when they’re just golden on the edges but soft in the middle.

Cranberry Orange Cookies


Adapted from [Allrecipes|]

Yields: 3-4 dozen cookies

  • 1c butter, softened
  • 1c white sugar
  • 1/2c brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1t grated orange zest
  • 2T freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2t vanilla
  • 2-1/2c flour
  • 1/2t baking soda
  • 1/2t salt
  • 1c dried cranberries
  • 1c white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375. Grease two large cookie sheets or line them with parchment paper.

Cream together the butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand-mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Incorporate the egg, orange zest, orange juice, and vanilla. Beat in the flour, baking soda, and salt, followed by the cranberries and white chocolate chips.

Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto the prepared cookies sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden on the edges and still soft in the middle. Allow to cool on the pan 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.


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Lindsay R
Lindsay R

I adapted this recipe to be vegan and added almonds and left out the cranberries and white chocolate chips. They were SOOOOO yummy. Thank you so much for sharing!


I'm not ranting on the recipe, because I want them to turn out. My first batch spread out over the entire pan and burned on the bottom. I cooked the rest in a muffin pan and they made wonderful muffins... I excluded the white chocolate chips and topped with an orange chocolate ganache. 

Can somebody hep me figure out what I did wrong? I want these cookies in my belly.... as cookies.

Kelly Savage
Kelly Savage

I was finally able to make these last week, and they were delicious! A new Christmas cookie for us to enjoy. Thanks!

Angie P
Angie P

Just made these this weekend!  They were a great addition to our annual Christmas cookie plates we give to our friends and neighbors :)  Thanks for the recipe!


@AlaskaScratch Wow - these cranberry orange cookies are delicious! Thanks for the recipe


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