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orange zested cranberry and walnut oatmeal cookies

Recipe by
Brenda Washnock
Negaunee, MI

These cookies are fragrant, delicious and festive for the holiday season. Cranberry and orange is one of my favorite flavor combinations so this had to happen in my life. These are lovely with melted white chocolate drizzled across the top to dress them up but I frankly like them a bit better without. Easy peasy tasty cookies!

yield 4 dozen cookies
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For orange zested cranberry and walnut oatmeal cookies

  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 lg
    eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 3 1/2 c
    old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 c
    dried cranberries
  • 3/4 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange zest

How To Make orange zested cranberry and walnut oatmeal cookies

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed with electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and orange zest; beat well.
  • 2
    Combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl then add to moist ingredients with wooden spoon. Add walnuts and cranberries and mix.
  • 3
    Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake 9-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets and remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • 4
    Store tightly covered. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.