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Cranberry Orange Slice ‘n’ Bake Cookies

Cranberry Orange Slice ‘n’ Bake Cookies – Deliciously soft and thick, melt-in-your-mouth orange-infused cookies studded with sweet dried cranberries!

Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies on marble background.

Did you enjoy my Gingerbread Men recipe I brought you last time? They are a must-make this Christmas, along with these deliciously sweet Cranberry Orange Slice ‘n’ Bake Cookies!

This is my second slice ‘n’ bake cookie recipe to appear on the blog – go check out my first (Chocolate Chip Slice ‘n’ Bake Cookies)! I just love making them.

I absolutely love the combination of cranberries and orange around Christmas time, and they go perfectly well in these slice ‘n’ bake cookies. They’re so delicious and melt-in-your-mouth, it’s hard to stop at just one!

Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookie dough log being cut into slices on marble background.

Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookie dough slices on baking tray lined with parchment paper.

How to make Cranberry Orange Slice ‘n’ Bake Cookies

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Icing/powdered sugar
  • Large egg
  • Orange juice
  • Plain/all-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Orange zest
  • Dried cranberries

To make these cookies, simply beat the butter and icing sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the egg and orange juice, and beat until combined. Add the flour, salt, and zest, and beat until combined. Fold in the cranberries.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a 12-inch long log (about 2 inches wide), or two 6-inch logs. Tightly wrap the log in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours, and up to 5 days. I like to chill mine overnight.

Slice the log into thick slices, and place them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Scroll down for the FULL printable recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

Baked Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies on baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Stack of three Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies on marble background surrounded by more cookies.

Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies on marble background.

These Cranberry Orange Slice ‘n’ Bake Cookies are:

  • super quick and easy to throw together
  • rich and buttery
  • loaded with flavour
  • packed full of dried cranberries
  • perfectly festive!

How long will these slice ‘n’ bake cookies last? These cookies stay fresh, stored in an airtight container, at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Can I freeze these cookies? Yes! They freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.

Prefer freshly baked cookies? Cookie dough logs can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or in the freezer up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before slicing and baking.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and donโ€™t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. Iโ€™d love to see! ♥

Overlapped Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies on marble background.

Overhead shot of overlapped Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies on marble background.

A tall stack of Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies on marble background.

Overhead shot of a stack of Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies on marble background.

Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies - Deliciously soft and thick, melt-in-your-mouth orange-infused cookies studded with sweet dried cranberries! #cranberry #orange #cookies #cookierecipes #christmascookies

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Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

5 from 1 vote
Cranberry Orange Slice โ€˜nโ€™ Bake Cookies
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 27 mins
Yields: 22 - 24 cookies
Calories: 120 kcal
Deliciously soft and thick, melt-in-your-mouth orange-infused cookies studded with sweet dried cranberries!
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Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter 170g, softened
  • 3/4 cup icing/powdered sugar 90g
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 cups plain/all-purpose flour 250g
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries 90g
Instructions
  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and icing sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the egg and orange juice, and beat until combined. Add the flour, salt, and zest, and beat until combined. Fold in the cranberries.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a 12-inch long log (about 2 inches wide), or two 6-inch logs. Tightly wrap the log in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours, and up to 5 days. I like to chill mine overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4, and line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  4. Slice the log into thick slices, and place them onto the prepared baking tray. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes until lightly brown around the edges. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes

Cookies stay fresh covered at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 1 week. They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge.

Cookie dough logs freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before slicing and baking.

The calories are an estimate only.

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Amanda
    16th December 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Bake and slice cookies bring me right back to my childhood. These look perfect. Orange and cranberry is such a wonderful combination!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      19th December 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks, Amanda!

  • Reply
    Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    16th December 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Yummy! Slice and bake cookies are so convenient! I love the flavors you used in these, Marsha!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      19th December 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks, Shelby!

  • Reply
    Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats
    16th December 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Yum!! I have an orange tree in my front yard that produces the juiciest oranges and it’s just about time to pick some!! I will have to make these cookies!

  • Reply
    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    16th December 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Yes, I did!! Thank you for asking! Hehe. I love that you created another amazing version of your slice ‘n bake cookies. I was sooo hoping I’d see more, especially in time for the holidays! I’m so excited by the idea of homemade slice ‘n bake–it’s so much cooler than storebought! Thanks for inspiring us to make so many awesome goodies this season, Marsha! Pinned! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Marsha
      16th December 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Thanks, Demeter! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Natalie | Natalie's Food & Health
    16th December 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I really REALLY need to make slice n’ bake cookies this holidays. I loved your chocolate chip slice n’ bake cookies and I said to myself – I’m going to do this! But you overtake me with this cranberry-orange deliciousness ๐Ÿ™‚ I love cranberries and citrus flavored cookies. These cookies look just perfect! Sharing and pinning! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a great weekend Marsha!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      19th December 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks, Natalie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Rudy
    17th December 2016 at 11:39 am

    Are these crunchy or soft cookies?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      17th December 2016 at 1:11 pm

      They are soft cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Miranda
    17th December 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Cranberry and orange is such a tasty combination of flavors! I need to make a batch of these!

  • Reply
    Emma | Bake Then Eat
    18th December 2016 at 11:18 pm

    What a great flavour combination yummy! I must try these cookies.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      19th December 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks, Emma!

  • Reply
    Iga | Dietmap
    3rd January 2017 at 9:45 am

    So I canโ€™t eat cranberrys, but im in love with this recipe. can i use raisins?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      3rd January 2017 at 10:01 am

      Raisins will work ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Katie
    23rd November 2017 at 2:46 pm

    How many cookies does this recipe yield?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      23rd November 2017 at 3:53 pm

      About 20 – 24 cookies.

  • Reply
    Cheriese
    23rd December 2017 at 6:07 am

    What is the longest that you can keep the logs refrigerated before baking?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      23rd December 2017 at 9:17 am

      5 days ๐Ÿ™‚

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