Cranberry Orange Slice ‘n’ Bake Cookies – Deliciously soft and thick, melt-in-your-mouth orange-infused cookies studded with sweet dried cranberries!
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!
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these cookies. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.
- Unsalted butter
- Icing/powdered sugar
- Large egg
- Orange juice
- Plain/all-purpose flour
- Orange zest
- Dried cranberries
How to make Cranberry Orange Slice ‘n’ Bake Cookies
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.
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.
Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
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 don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!