Orange-Frosted Cranberry Cookies

Orange-Frosted Cranberry Cookies

Share the classic flavor combo of orange and cranberry in a frosted homemade cookie.

Prep Time

1:20

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Total Time

1:50

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Makes

 

About 4 dozen cookies

Cookies
1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
2
tablespoons orange juice
1
egg
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
cups coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2
cup chopped nuts, if desired
Frosting
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon grated orange peel
2
to 3 tablespoons orange juice
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, 1 teaspoon orange peel, 2 tablespoons orange juice and the egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges and bottoms of cookies are light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. In small bowl, stir all frosting ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Frost cookies.
Makes About 4 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Health Twist
Save time and lower the calories! Skip the frosting, and dust cookies and serving plate with powdered sugar.
Success
Drop dough onto cookie sheet about 2 inches apart to prevent cookies from baking together when dough spreads.
How-To
Use a spring-handled ice cream scoop to drop the dough. You'll get cookies of the same size that will bake evenly.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 100
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 65mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 10g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.