Orange / Cranberry Cookies Cookies

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped dried cranberries


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, orange zest and baking powder; set aside.
  • Use an electric mixer to cream the butter and sugar.
  • On low speed, mix in the egg and orange juice until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients and cranberries, mixing on low speed just until combined.
  • Roll the dough into 1-inch sized balls and place 2 to 3 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 12-14 minutes until they just start to crack on top. Yields around 3 dozen cookies.