Cranberry Orange Cookies #ChristmasCookies

Dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and a generous amount of orange zest make these chewy and crunchy Christmas holiday cookies simply irresistible.

Happy holidays y’all; hopefully, you haven’t yet gone too psycho-holiday-crazy trying to decide what to get all of your friends, neighbors, and co-workers for Christmas this holiday season without totally breaking the bank or winning the lotto. I know that many of you may be considering giving the gift of cookies this year, so I’m here this week, during #ChristmasCookiesWeek, to give you several helpful tips to help totally up your cookie exchange, swap, or platter game. After all, this is the perfect time of year to experiment when baking. Who doesn’t love a cookie or two while they’re waiting for Santa to fit his fat tuckus down the chimney?

Today’s tip is that when making several different types of cookies, you should try to include a variety of cookie textures. Not everyone likes soft pillowy cookies and not everyone likes hard crunchy cookies. In general, I find that people like variety. These Cranberry Orange Cookies are a perfect example of a cookie with loads and loads of texture. Between the crunchy oats, buttery crumbly cookie, chewy cranberries, white chocolate chips, and punch of orange flavor, this cookie could easily find a welcome home on any cookie tray.

Dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and a generous amount of orange zest make these chewy and crunchy Christmas holiday cookies simply irresistible.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Cups Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 12 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • Zest of 2 Oranges
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 (11-oz.) Package White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries

Dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and a generous amount of orange zest make these chewy and crunchy Christmas holiday cookies simply irresistible.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter together on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the whole egg and egg yolk; mix for 1 minute.
  4. Add the orange zest, juice, and vanilla; mix for 1 minute.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, salt and baking soda.
  6. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with a silicone spatula, until just incorporated.
  7. Fold the white chocolate chips and dried cranberries into the cookie dough and then use a cookie scoop to scoop out the cookie dough onto a Silpat or parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool for 3 minutes before removing them to a baking rack to finish cooling completely.

Dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and a generous amount of orange zest make these chewy and crunchy Christmas holiday cookies simply irresistible.

Suggestions:

  • This recipe will yield approximately 3 to 4 dozen cookies.
  • These cookies will spread when baking, so don’t place more than 12 on a cookie sheet at one time.
  • Garnish the top of each cookie with a few extra dried cranberries or chocolate chips before baking.

Dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and a generous amount of orange zest make these chewy and crunchy Christmas holiday cookies simply irresistible.

Improvements:

  • Replace the white chocolate chips with semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips.
  • A Silicone Cookie Spatula will help you easily remove cookies from baking sheets without damaging them.
  • Using a Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat to bake these cookies is highly suggested.
  • Add sliced almonds to the cookie batter.

Cranberry Orange Cookies

Cranberry Orange Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Cups Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 12 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • Zest of 2 Oranges
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 (11-oz.) Package White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter together on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the whole egg and egg yolk; mix for 1 minute.
  4. Add the orange zest, juice, and vanilla; mix for 1 minute.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, salt and baking soda.
  6. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with a silicone spatula, until just incorporated.
  7. Fold the white chocolate chips and dried cranberries into the cookie dough and then use a cookie scoop to scoop out the cookie dough onto a Silpat or parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool for 3 minutes before removing them to a baking rack to finish cooling completely.
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Dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and a generous amount of orange zest make these chewy and crunchy Christmas holiday cookies simply irresistible.

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#ChristmasCookiesWeek

Click on the links below to check out other festive #ChristmasCookiesWeek recipes.

Make sure to come back each day of this week to see more great Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck #ChristmasCookiesWeek recipes.

Day 1: Crystallized Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

Day 2: Cranberry Orange Cookies

Day 3: Heavenly Almond Cookies

Day 4: Mexican Chocolate Chip Crinkle Cookies

Day 5: Lemon Ginger Crinkle Cookies




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  • Wendy Klik

    Great tip and I love that platter.

  • Kelleyn Rothaermel

    These look so yummy! tHANKS FOR SHARING!

  • Jan Thomas

    I actually struggle with breakfast, and I think I could actually eat these as breakfast cookies! Thank you so much for sharing at Celebrate365 Cookie Exchange!

    • Thanks for stopping by Jan…and like you, I think cookies for breakfast are totally doable!

  • Cranberries and oranges should get married! I love the flavor combination. I like your tip too about different cookie textures.

    • I detest super hard cookies, yet I know some people love them! I like to have a variety to choose from!