The subtle taste of orange is an unexpected, but delightful surprise in these oatmeal and dried cranberry cookies.

Julie
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla, orange zest and orange extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon; stir into the butter mixture. Stir in the oats and cranberries. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

104 calories; 4.4 g total fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 58 mg sodium. 15.2 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2008
Yummieee cookies and the oats make them chewy. The only things I changed were the amount of sugar (and they were plenty sweet) I put about 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup white sugar. And I used a stick plus 3 Tbsp. of butter instead of 2 sticks....Also used some dried cherries since I didn't have enough cranberries. Lots of flavor Love the orange in it Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
I had recently tasted some wonderful cranberry-orange cookies and found this recipe shortly thereafter. Unfortunately they came out bad! Maybe it was me but the came out "poofy" more like a bread instead of a cookie. I will try it again - I'm not giving up! Read More
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121 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2008
Yummieee cookies and the oats make them chewy. The only things I changed were the amount of sugar (and they were plenty sweet) I put about 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup white sugar. And I used a stick plus 3 Tbsp. of butter instead of 2 sticks....Also used some dried cherries since I didn't have enough cranberries. Lots of flavor Love the orange in it Read More
(114)
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2008
Yummieee cookies and the oats make them chewy. The only things I changed were the amount of sugar (and they were plenty sweet) I put about 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup white sugar. And I used a stick plus 3 Tbsp. of butter instead of 2 sticks....Also used some dried cherries since I didn't have enough cranberries. Lots of flavor Love the orange in it Read More
(114)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2005
great cookies!! this is a recipe i would definately make again & recommend.. it really did make soft chewy flavorful cookies!! PREPERATION: i added extra orange zest extract & cranberries... BAKING: baked on Pampered Chef stoneware on bottom shelf (this always produces soft chewy cookies i find..) for about 15 mins (it takes a bit longer to bake on stoneware) MODIFICATIONS: next time i'm going to add white chocolate chips & use flavored cranberries... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2005
Great cookies, very easy to make. I used 1 tablespoonful of Cointreau (orange flavored liqueur) instead of orange extract, and orange-flavored dried cranberries. Yummy! Next time I'll use even more Cointreau. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
I had recently tasted some wonderful cranberry-orange cookies and found this recipe shortly thereafter. Unfortunately they came out bad! Maybe it was me but the came out "poofy" more like a bread instead of a cookie. I will try it again - I'm not giving up! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
A really delightful change in cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2008
I really enjoyed these cookies. They are a great way to trick the kids into eating oatmeal and cranberries! They had no clue until I told them. The orange flavor adds a great depth to the cookies. They were so moist and chewy. These cookies have made my permanent recipe list! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2008
In place of cranberries I put fresh chopped apricots in the cookies and a little extra cinnamon. They are excellent! FYI: The batter is very sticky. My first batch of cookies were HUGE because I put heaping spoonfuls on the pan. You only need to use very small tablespoon-size spoonfuls and they turn out very moist and very good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2008
Just made a batch... Very good Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies. A little on the sweet side and could use a bit more cinnamon. Other than that wonderful recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2011
These are absolutely delicious...the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I think the butter can be cut to 1 1/2 sticks and the sugar could be cut a bit...I used fresh squeezed orange juice instead of orange extract because I didn't have any and they're soooo good!!! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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