Cranberry-Pecan Cookies With Orange Zest

Today I attended a Christmas/Year End party at a friend’s place. One of the themes of this party was a cookie exchange.  I volunteered to bring cranberry-pecan cookies with orange zest. I do not have pictures as my camera was out of battery and the ones I took with the phone were not that good. I shall post some soon.

In the meantime, here’s the recipe:


  1. 1C cranberries
  2. 1C pecans
  3. 1/4C brown sugar
  4. 3/4 butter, softened
  5. 1 1/4C cane sugar
 (you can use regular sugar too)
  6. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 2 tsp orange zest
  10. 3 C flour


In a food processor add cranberries, pecans and brown sugar. Blend well until only small pieces remain. Set aside or cover and chill until needed.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, add cream butter and sugar. Add baking powder, salt, eggs and orange zest. Beat only low/medium for roughly 1 minute. Contents may be lumpy. Add flour by the spoonfuls, mixing on medium speed until ingredients have been mixed well. It should appear more or less like dough. Now, mix cranberry-pecan mixture with the dough. Mix well. Now, transfer the dough in a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours.

When ready to bake. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll into a cylinder/log. Then take a small amount in your hand and roll between your palms to form a sphere. Then flatten each sphere to the extent you’d like and place on a parchment paper laid out on a baking tray. Place them 1 to 2 inches apart and bake for about 10 minutes or until the bottom just starts turning golden. Let cookies rest on tray for 1-2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Store in a covered container for up to a week. Remaining dough may be frozen. Label well with any instructions such as type of dough, baking temp, time, etc…



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3 Responses to Cranberry-Pecan Cookies With Orange Zest

  1. Oh, I forgot to mention…. they turned out AWESOME! If I may say so myself 🙂 They were yummy, not too soft yet just the right amount of chewy (mmm!!!) and the right amount citrusy! If you’d like to try something new or if you like cookies or cranberries or anything sweet and citrusy, you gotta try these… I promise you wont be disappointed 🙂

  2. Hanna says:

    Yes, I won’t be disappointed, unless I cooked them MYSELF (I’m not a very good cook :P–so far xixixi…). The ingredients sound yummy ^^. I could almost smell the cookies.. 🙂

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