Slice And Bake Chocolate Orange Cranberry Cookies

These slice and bake chocolate orange cranberry cookies combine my favorite winter flavors along with shortbread dough. Soft, buttery, chewy and chocolatey.

Post updated on Dec.9th, 2017.

 

slice and bake chocolate orange cranberry cookies, stacked on top of each other, drizzled with melted chocolate, with pinecones and cookie mix in a jar next to them

They might not be the prettiest holiday cookies out there, but they taste amazing!

These slice and bake cookies could be made in no time and you can not go wrong with them.

This is just another alternative if you are looking for cookies that combine some great winter flavors orange and cranberry. Really nice for Christmas, but I can eat them any time.

I wanted to post this recipe before the holidays, for those of you, who will not have time to bake, frost and decorate holiday cookies, but still want to make some.

These Slice And Bake Chocolate Orange Cranberry Cookies are just perfect! You mix up the dough, roll it into a log, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate  for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days.

Since this is one of my all time favorite  Christmas cookie recipes, I decided to try something fun this year – Cookie Mix In A Jar! Easy to put together, festive and great for a holiday gift. I combined the sugar, flour, salt corn starch, chocolate chips and cranberries for this recipe in a 32 oz Kerr Jar. All you need to do is add butter, egg yolks, vanilla and orange zest to the cookie mix.

 

When ready to bake the cookies, just take the dough out of the fridge, slice and bake them. It is that easy! Even your kids could make these (depends on how old they are ).

The cookies are simple, but don’t judge them by the way they look. The dough could also be made in advance and frozen for up to 1 month.

This way you can ensure that you’ve started making the cookies and just bake them whenever you need them for a party of just for your family.

Slice And Bake Chocolate Orange Cranberry Cookies, on top of each other, drizzled with chocolate, in a holiday setting. Great for Christmas.

No cookie cutters are used to prepare these cookies, but you can totally roll the dough out and cut cookies with various shapes (if you have the time).

 

I like making my slice and bake cookies with chocolate, orange zest and dried cranberries. Feel free to adjust to your taste. Dried apricots or raisins will be a nice substitute to the recipe. If you’d like, you can swap 1/2 cup of flour in this recipe with ground nuts like -pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts or pistachios.

 

Slice and Bake Orange Cranberry Chocolate Cookies Christmas

I hope you like them!

 

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5 from 9 votes
Slice And Bake Chocolate Orange Cranberry Cookies
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
19 mins
 

Slice And Bake Chocolate Orange Cranberry Cookies, buttery and packed with chocolate and cranberries. Great for the holidays.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40
Calories: 91 kcal
Author: Lyubomira from CookingLSL
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks / 8oz /230 gr) softened butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 egg yolks at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • zest from 2 large oranges
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (mini would be great)
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment beat butter for 2 minutes until fluffy.
  2. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  3. Beat in egg yolks one by one and beat until incorporated.
  4. Add orange zest, cranberries and chocolate chips.
  5. In a bowl combine flour, salt and cornstarch.
  6. Add flout mixture to the bowl of the stand mixer and beat on low until flour is absorbed.
  7. Transfer dough to a lightly floured working surface, form a ball and divide in half. If you could at this time roll each part into a 1 inch thick log. (If dough appears too sticky and you can't work with it, refrigerate for 30 minutes and then roll into logs.) Wrap each log with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  8. Baking the cookies:
  9. Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  10. Take cookie dough out of the fridge. Using a sharp knife, slice logs into cookies about 1/3 inch thick.
  11. Transfer cookies to baking sheets, leaving at least 1 inch between them.
  12. Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes, until edges are set and start to turn golden. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool to room temperature.
Recipe Notes

Cookies could be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Unbaked cookie dough logs could be frozen for up to 3 months.
Recipe adapted form SmittenKitchen.

Nutrition Facts
Slice And Bake Chocolate Orange Cranberry Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Potassium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Sugars 4g
Vitamin A 3.2%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cookie Mix In A Jar Option – DOWNLOAD free printable tags with the recipe HERE

5 from 9 votes
Cookie Mix In A Jar Option
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Cookie Mix In A Jar Option

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 1803 kcal
Ingredients
Cookie Mix In A Jar:
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Add In:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg yolks large
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp orange zest
Instructions
  1. In a bowl beat together butter, egg yolks and vanilla for 2 minutes. Add orange zest. Beat to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. 

  2. Add in the contents of the jar. Beat for 2 minutes, until incorporated.

  3. Divide dough into 2 equal parts and form 2 logs, 1-inch in diameter. Wrap with plastic and refrigerate for 2 hours.


  4. Preheat oven to 350F.

    Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Slice logs into cookies 1/3-inch thick

  5. Transfer to the baking sheets and bake for 12-14 minutes until golden. Cool for 2 min on the baking sheet and remove.

Nutrition Facts
Cookie Mix In A Jar Option
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1803 Calories from Fat 954
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 106g 163%
Saturated Fat 65g 325%
Cholesterol 348mg 116%
Sodium 995mg 41%
Potassium 160mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 198g 66%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 92g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 61.3%
Vitamin C 3.3%
Calcium 11%
Iron 37.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Slice and Bake Orange Cranberry Chocolate Cookies Christmas, stacked on top of each other, drizzled with chocolate. Could be made from cookie mix in a jar.

These slice and bake chocolate orange cranberry cookies combine my favorite winter flavors along with shortbread dough. Soft, buttery, chewy and chocolatey.