Cranberry cookies with orange icing

Cranberry cookies with orange icing


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About this recipe: These cookies have the perfect combination of flavours and textures. They are dotted with pecans, oats and cranberries. Enjoy with a big mug of tea or coffee.


Makes: 48 cookies

  • For the Cookies
  • 280g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 225g butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 165g dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 110g chopped pecans
  • 80g porridge oats
  • 120g sweetened dried cranberries
  • For the Icing
  • 180g icing sugar
  • 125ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 15g butter

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt together in a bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, white and dark brown soft sugars and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until the mixture is creamy and well blended.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time and then gradually beat in the flour just until the mixture makes a soft dough. Stir in the pecans, oats and cranberries.
  4. Drop heaped spoons of the batter onto ungreased baking trays. Bake in preheated oven until the cookies are set and the edges are slightly brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Let the cookies cool for 1 minute on baking trays before removing to wire racks to finish cooling.
  6. Meanwhile, place the icing sugar and orange juice in a microwave-safe bowl and stir to dissolve the sugar. Stir in the orange zest and butter. Microwave on medium power until the butter melts and the mixture is warm, about 30 seconds. Stir the warm icing until smooth. Drizzle over cookies while a little warm.

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