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Iced Cranberry Orange Cookies

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


Cranberry Orange Cookie

Cranberry Orange Cookie

Diana Rattray
These festive and delicious orange drop cookies are flavored with orange juice concentrate and filled with plump dried cranberries.


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark or light brown sugar, packed
  • 4 ounces butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries (6 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • -
  • Icing:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat; spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.

In a mixing bowl, beat sugars with butter until smooth. Beat in sour cream, orange juice concentrate, vanilla, and eggs.

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and soda, and oats. Slowly stir into the first mixture, blending well. Stir in the dried cranberries and pecans, if using.

Using a teaspoon, drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches apart. Chill the cookies for about 15 minutes before baking. Heat oven to 350°. Bake cookies for 10 to 14 minutes, until browned and set.

For icing, combine confectioners sugar with the melted butter and 3 tablespoons of orange juice concentrate. Add more juice, as needed to make a spreadable mixture. Spread a little of the icing on hot cookies.
Makes about 4 to 5 dozen drop cookies.

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 3 out of 5
Add more Cranberries and OJ, Member Aries2x2

I thought these cookies sounded marvelous, so I gave it a shot. Thank goodness I made two test cookies first. The original recipe is very, very dry and very bland. I added another 1/2 cup sugar, and another 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries and 3/4 cup orange juice. They taste so much better with the extra ingredients. I will plan on decreasing the flour by 1/2 cup on the next batch I make. They do have a wonderful flavor. I'm adding semi sweet chocolate chips to the batch in the oven right now. Should be good.

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