Delicious holiday cookies, these orange cranberry cookies are infused with orange zest and dried cranberries, then topped with an easy orange icing and more cranberries.
December is all about cookie baking! Although, to be fair, cookies are in season year round on this blog. Even so, this time of the year I find myself baking cookies almost every day. Cookies for cookie exchange parties, cookies for my close friends, cookies for the piano teacher, cookies for the gymnastics coach.
I have the feeling most of you are in the same shoes as me. Probably some of you have to bake cookies for the school teachers as well. (I guess I could bake myself some cookies since Tiffany is homeschooled)
Let’s face it! You’re busier than even in the kitchen making cookies for the loved ones! We’re spreading cheer with simple surprises!
Cranberry and orange cookies are a Christmas favorite. I’ve use this combo to make this cake and there will be lots of other sweats shared with you in the future.
These orange cranberry cookies remind me a little about the cranberry bliss bars. They are sweet and buttery, with a hint of citrus from the orange peel and orange extract and packed with dried cranberries.
I have been on the fence about melting white chocolate or use just an easy icing for the cookies. Since I wanted the orange flavor to shine though I left the white chocolate in the cupboard and made a quick icing out of powdered sugar and orange juice.
You can find Betty Crocker® cookie mix at your local Walmart.
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With a few other ingredients, you can dress up the sugar cookie mix into a scrumptious holiday cookie!
Since I wanted a soft cookie I used butter, cream cheese, an egg and obviously orange rind, orange extract and dried cranberries.
To make these orange cranberry cookies could not be easier. In fact, even Tiffany could make them that’s how easy it is.
You mix together the butter, cream cheese, sugar cookie mix, egg, orange peel and extract until the dough comes together. Fold in the dried cranberries, scoop the cookie dough and bake.
I told you it’s easy! It makes a great afternoon activity in the kitchen with the little ones.
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