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Cranberry Orange Cookies


These crunchy sweet cranberry orange cookies are sprinkled with orange sugar for extra holiday sparkle!

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For the orange sugar

  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon grated orange zest

For the cookie

  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 3/4 Cups butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Cup sweetened, dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 Tablespoon grated orange zest


For the orange sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all orange sugar ingredients in small bowl; stir until well mixed. Set aside.

For the cookie

Combine 1 cup sugar, butter, and egg in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed. Add all remaining ingredients. Continue beating just until mixed.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll balls in orange sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with bottom of glass to 1 1/2-inch circles.

Bake 7-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. (Do not overbake.) Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack.