Vegan Orange Cranberry Cookies

Very soft and chewy cookies that require little effort and don't even taste vegan, these have an outstanding bold flavor with the orange and cranberry complemented quite nicely by the fragrant vanilla.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
41 mins
2 dozen cookies


  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup margarine

  • 1 orange, zested

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.

  2. Beat sugar, margarine, orange zest, vanilla extract, salt, and baking powder together in a large bowl until blended. Stir in flour, applesauce, and cranberries until dough is well combined.

  3. Drop dough onto baking sheets by tablespoons, 2 inches apart; flatten slightly.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden brown, 6 to 7 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Be careful not to over-bake or cookies will be hard, not soft and chewy.

Store cookies in an airtight container to keep them soft.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

111 Calories
4g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 111
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 13mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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