Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies w/Orange glaze

I'm not a fan of oatmeal raisin cookies but I love oatmeal cookies of every kind. I also really like dried cranberries, so instead of making plain oatmeal cookies or chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, I made Cranberry Oatmeal cookies. 

And since the combination of orange and cranberry seem so popular, I wanted to make an cranberry orange cookie. I was going to add the orange zest to the cookie dough but I really wanted to be able to taste it so I made an orange glaze that adds a hint of orange and sweetness to the cookie. 

Yields approx. 48 cookies

For Cookies: 
1 cup Butter - softened
1 1/4 cups firmly packed Brown Sugar
2 Egg
2 tsp Vanilla 
1 1/2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Salt
2 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 1/2 cups dried Cranberries

For Orange Glaze:
1 1/2 cups Powder Sugar
3 tbs Orange Juice
1 tbs Orange Zest

In a bowl mix the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking soda. In another bowl cream the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and eggs mix until smooth. Then add in the flour mixture, once combined add the dried cranberries. 

Using a sorbet scoop or a tablespoon, scoop dough on to a cookie sheet and bake at 350ยบ for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Leave on the cookie sheet for a few minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. 

While the cookies are in the oven, begin making the Orange Glaze. 
Whisk together the powder sugar, orange juice and orange zest. Add more O.J. for a thinner consistency OR add more powder sugar to thicken it up as you wish. It should be thick but pourable, not super runny. If you have one, pour the orange glaze into a squeeze bottle otherwise just leave it in the bowl.

Once the cookies have cooled drizzle the orange glaze over the cookies. If you don't have a squeeze bottle, dip a fork into the glaze and drizzle over the cookies. The icing will set up if you let them sit out for about half an hour. Store in an air tight container. Enjoy! 




  2. My husband showed me a recipe the other day very similar if not identical to this requesting I make it. He misplaced the recipe which sent me on the hunt to find it. I stumbled upon your site and just finished making these.

    They are a delicious! The glaze really elevates it. I know my family will eat them in no time. This is DEFINITELY a keeper. Someone visiting tried them with and without the glaze. They enjoyed them both ways but WITH the glaze, they exclaimed, "MMMM!" and said it tasted like something from a store. What a compliment. Thank you for a delicious recipe.

  3. Oh! I added 1 cup walnuts at the request of a family member. They added very nice texture. :)


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