Cranberry Orange Nut Cookies Cookie Exchange and Cookies for Santa’s Milk Drive

Cranberry Orange Walnut Cookies

All the Christmas flavors in one little cookie.

Let the Christmas cookie season begin!

This cookie packs so many holiday flavors into one little cookie: cranberries, orange and walnuts. They truly are packed with flavor, and so many wonderful textures.

These cookies are dairy free as well, so you can serve them up to even the vegans on your cookie list!

Christmas is the one time of year that I do actual baking, so I need recipes that are easy and no-fail, like these cookies. I promise you will not be disappointed – they are like a burst of sunshine in your mouth!

We are thrilled to be joining the Cookie Exchange put together by Liz Latham at Hoosier Homemade – please visit these food blogs for their fabulous recipes!


And, cookies are just so much more delicious with milk, as any kid can tell you. Did you know that milk is one of the items which food banks never get enough of during the holidays? Please consider donating to Santa’s Milk Drive this holiday season by visiting and donating a gallon of milk.

Santa just might put you on the “nice list” if you do!


Happy Cookie Days, All!

— posted by Donna

See the other bloggers’ fabulous cookies:

Caramel Filled Chewy Ginger Cookies from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

Italian Anisette Cookies from A Family Feast

Cranberry Orange Nut Cookies from Apron Strings

Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Stuffed Cookies from Barbara Bakes

Soft Pumpkin Cookies + Pumpkin Spice Kisses from Bless this Mess

Soft Maple Sugar Cookies from Crumbs and Chaos

Graham Cracker Log from Hoosier Homemade

Rugelach Bars from Let’s Dish

Pepper Jelly Cornmeal Thumbprints from Letty’s Kitchen

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies from Love from the Oven

Linzer Cookies from Mandy’s Recipe Box

Surprise-inside Christmas Stocking from Munchkin Munchies

Chocolate M&M Cookies from Oh, Sweet Basil

Swedish Dala Horse Cookies from Project Domestication

White Chocolate Pecan Snowball Cookies from Rose Bakes

Chocolate Toffee Cranberry Cookies from Taste and Tell

White Chocolate Cherry Almond Bars from Your Homebased Mom

Spiced Eggnog Cookies from Will Cook for Smiles



1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup diced walnuts
1/2 cup diced dried cranberries
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup smooth applesauce (not chunky)
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon orange zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Stir in the walnuts and cranberries.

Whisk together the sugar, applesauce, oil, orange juice, orange zest.

mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for about 30 minutes.

Scoop up 2 tablespoons and place on a cookie sheet that has been covered with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until just lightly browned.


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