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Cranberry Nut Cookies

Tangy, sweet cranberry cookies are packed with holiday flavors. These freeze well and travel well which makes them perfect for cookie trays.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Marye Audet

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tbs grated orange zest
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2-1/2 cups coarsely chopped frozen or fresh
  • cranberries

Glaze

  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice

Instructions

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Grease baking sheets.
  • Beat together butter and sugars until creamy.
  • Stir in orange juice and egg.
  • Mix in dry ingredients.
  • Stir in nuts and cranberries.
  • Drop dough by tablespoons about 2" apart on greased baking sheet.
  • If you are making these to bake later flash freeze them and add them to freezer bags.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to wire cooling racks to cool completely.

Glaze

  • Mix glaze ingredients until smooth and spread on cookies.

Notes

May freeze baked or unbaked for up to three months.