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Cranberry Orange Snickerdoodles

Cranberry Orange Snickerdoodles

  • Author: Laura | Tutti Dolci
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 27 minutes (includes chilling time)
  • Yield: 34 cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Soft and pillowy cranberry orange snickerdoodles make a delicious cookie for the holidays!


  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh orange zest
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

For Rolling

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Place sugar and orange zest in a food processor and pulse for one minute. Beat butter and orange-sugar in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy; beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Fold in dried cranberries. Cover dough and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (If cookie dough has chilled overnight, let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before baking). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk together sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Use a cookie scoop coated with nonstick spray to scoop 1 1/2-inch balls of dough. Roll all of the balls in cinnamon-sugar, and then coat a second time in cinnamon-sugar. Place two inches apart, 9 balls of dough per baking sheet, and gently press tops to flatten slightly.
  4. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 11 to 12 minutes, until edges and tops are set. Cool for 10 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


Make Ahead: Roll the dough into balls and freeze on a baking sheet for 1 hour, then transfer to an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. Just before baking, roll the cookie dough in cinnamon-sugar and bake as directed, adding 1-2 minutes to baking time.

Keywords: Cranberry, Orange, Snickerdoodles, Cookies, Holiday Cookies

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