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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!

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

Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

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. They’re quick and easy to prepare, and the dough logs keep fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days (3 months in the freezer). Whenever you crave a cookie or two, slice off and bake! These are also perfect for serving freshly baked cookies to guests.

Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

The base ingredients for these cookies are butter, icing/powdered sugar, egg, and flour. The rest are just those delicious add-ins. Such a simple recipe, they’re sure to quickly become a favourite to make (and eat)!

Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

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 Cookies | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Enjoy!

Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog
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Cranberry Orange Slice ‘n’ Bake Cookies

Deliciously soft and thick, melt-in-your-mouth orange-infused cookies studded with sweet dried cranberries!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

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.

Did you make this recipe? Take a photo and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #marshasbakingaddiction, or tag me at  @marshasbakeblog. I would love to see!

Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Cranberry Orange Slice 'n' Bake Cookies | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Amanda
    December 16, 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!

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      Marsha
      December 19, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks, Amanda!

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    Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat
    December 16, 2016 at 3:35 pm

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

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      Marsha
      December 19, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks, Shelby!

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    Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats
    December 16, 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!

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    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    December 16, 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! 🙂

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

      Thanks, Demeter! 🙂

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    Natalie | Natalie's Food & Health
    December 16, 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 🙂 I love cranberries and citrus flavored cookies. These cookies look just perfect! Sharing and pinning! 😉 Have a great weekend Marsha!

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

      Thanks, Natalie! 🙂

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

    Are these crunchy or soft cookies?

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

      They are soft cookies 🙂

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

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

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    Emma | Bake Then Eat
    December 18, 2016 at 11:18 pm

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

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

      Thanks, Emma!

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    Iga | Dietmap
    January 3, 2017 at 9:45 am

    So I can’t eat cranberrys, but im in love with this recipe. can i use raisins?

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

      Raisins will work 🙂

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