• Jackie Brubaker

Reluctant Housewife: Orange Cranberry Cookies

It's the holidays and that means it's time for cookies! These orange cranberry cookies remind me so much of a scone I used to eat during college in the best of ways. They're light and chewy with a lovely hint of orange zest and a small cranberry bite every here and there. The perfect cookie with your tea or after a large meal, or anytime really!

Watch me and my guest kitten Ella in the Reluctant Housewife episode here and grab the recipe below!


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Orange Cranberry Cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 1/4 cup all purpose flour

pinch of salt

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

zest from 2 small oranges

1 cup chopped fresh cranberries

For Icing

1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup orange juice

Preheat to 350 degrees.

In one bowl beat your butter on high until light and fluffy. About 2 minutes. Add sugar and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.

In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients including the orange zest. Using a whisk combine.

Combine wet and dry ingredients. I like to add the dry to the wet in three sections. Beat until smooth. Don't over beat.

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Using your hands combine cranberries into mixture and combine. Then using your hands make small balls of dough and place on your cookies sheet. Place each about two inches apart.

Bake for 7-8 minutes.

To make the icing... Juice one orange. That should make about a half cup of juice. Add your powdered sugar to it and using a fork whisk, until smooth and there are no small balls. Make your icing after the cookies have cooled.

Let your cookies cool completely after taking them out of the oven. Once they're cool using your fork drizzle your icing on them.

Serve after a few minutes so the icing can harden and enjoy!

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