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orange iced cranberry cookies

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Carol Junkins
Hanson, MA

Now these are my kind of cookies!!! Sour cream, cranberries, chopped walnuts, and with an orange icing, ok enough said! The recipe came from Pillsbury Holiday classics and the picture as well.

★★★★★ 4
serves 5 dozen
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For orange iced cranberry cookies

  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine softened
  • 1/2 c
    dairy sour cream
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2
  • 2 1/4 c
    all purpose or unbleached flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 c
    chopped cranberries / or if frozen thaw and drain before using
  • 1/2 c
    chopped nuts
  • ICING:
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 tsp
    grated orange peel, if desired
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    orange juice

How To Make orange iced cranberry cookies

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350 df ~ Lightly grease cookie sheets. In large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, margarine, sour cream, vanilla and eggs; blend well.
  • 2
    Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, soda and baking power; blend well. Gently stir in cranberries and nuts. (Do not overmix)
  • 3
    Drop by teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 350 df, for 11 - 13 minutes or until golden brown,. Immediately remove from cookie sheets; cool. In a small bowl, blend icing ingredients; spread over cooled cookies. 5 dozen cookies