Cranberry cookies with orange icing

    40 min

    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.

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    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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    I could not keep these in the house and not expect them to disappear. The only thing I changed was I added spices 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of ginger and 1/2 tsp of cloves it really gives it that winter/ holiday kick!  -  17 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These cookies are so far beyond delicious. Followed the recipe exactly, except for the proportions of the glaze. I used 2/3 c. powdered sugar with just enough orange juice to make it into a thick liquid, then added the orange peel. Butter is unnecessary, and this was just the right amount for the number of cookies.  -  24 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    these are absolutely delicous cookies!! we were making them to take to a holiday party and loved them so much we had to make another batch for ourselves the next day!  -  15 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)