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Orange Cranberry Cookies

Orange Cranberry Cookies are a delicious, sweet, and chewy dessert. This recipe is a great winter treat that is perfect for buffet tables, parties, and more!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange cranberry cookies
Servings: 30 cookies
Author: Jill

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup salted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 cup dried cranberries finely chopped (craisins)
  • 2 ounces of white chocolate melted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar. Mix in the almond extract.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and cornstarch.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and blend until incorporated.
  • Mix in the orange zest and dried cranberries.
  • Onto a well-floured surface, roll the dough out to about a ¼ inch thick. Cut out the cookies with a 2.5-inch cookie cutter.
  • Place the cookies on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake the cookies at 325 degrees for 12 minutes. (Or until just turning golden on the edges.)
  • When the cookies have cooled completely, use a fork to drizzle the white chocolate over them.

Notes

These cookies can spread a bit when baking so leave some space between each one on the cookie sheet. If you want that smooth, rounded look for your cookies you can bake them for 10 minutes then pull them out of the oven and set the cookie cutter just carefully around the edge of a cookie and move in a circular motion to shape the cookie and smooth the edges, then return them to the oven to finish baking. Otherwise, when you bake them you will get that traditional spread look.