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Orange & Cranberry Cookies

Orange & Cranberry Cookies

Yummy cookies with dried cranberries and orange zest
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 173kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


  • 125 g Butter or baking spread
  • 200 g Golden caster sugar
  • 1 Egg large
  • 1 Large orange zest only
  • ½ tsp Orange extract
  • 200 g Plain flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 100 g Dried cranberries


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and line a few baking trays (or however many you own) with baking paper
  • Cream the butter and golden caster sugar together in a large bowl using a spoon
  • Add the egg, orange zest and orange extract, and mix them in
  • Mix in the plain flour and baking powder
  • Fold in the dried cranberries
  • Roll blobs of the mixture between your hands then place them onto your lined baking trays, leave space between the cookies as they will spread
  • Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes until they are golden brown, leave them on the tray for 5 minutes before carefully removing and placing on racks to cool fully
  • Store in an airtight container and eat within 3 days. They can also be frozen


  • Make sure all your ingredients (particularly the butter and eggs) are at room temperature before you start baking.
  • I prefer to use unsalted butter for this recipe, but you can also use a baking spread.
  • If you can't get hold of golden caster sugar, it's ok to use regular caster sugar too.
  • Although I provide cup measurements, I highly recommend weighing your ingredients out using digital kitchen scales*. It is the most accurate way to measure ingredients and will ensure the best results. Digital scales are very low cost and can be purchased for around £12 ($16.50) .
  • For teaspoon (tsp) and tablespoon (tbsp) measurements, please use measuring spoons* and not the type of spoons you eat with. Again this will ensure accuracy and provide the best results.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg