Cranberry Orange Snickerdoodles

  • Yield: Makes about 44 cookies 1x


Fresh orange and dried cranberries add seasonal flair to this classic cookie!



  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs, orange zest, vanilla and orange extract. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Gently stir in cranberries until just combined.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls (I use a #50 cookie scoop) and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Using a spatula, immediately remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


Recipe by Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen – Ashley Covelli (Adapted from Allrecipes)

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