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February 25th, 2012
Recipe: Orange and Cranberry Biscuits

First things first, before I get to my post today – I’m visiting Get Lost in a Story and talking about my recent release, Cat Burglar in Training. I’m also doing a giveaway. I hope to see you there!

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Author Maria Zannini shared this recipe with me a few weeks ago. The cranberry and orange combination works really well. Luckily this recipe makes a large batch of biscuits because they taste delicious!


Cranberry Biscuits with Orange Frosting

Cranberry Biscuits with Orange Frosting


1 cup granulated sugar/white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter softened/8 ounces
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 Tablespoon orange juice
1 egg

Mix all the above together using either spoon or electric mixer. Then stir in:
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Then stir in:
2 cups chopped cranberries

Heat the oven to 375 F. Grease cookie sheets. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls on the cookie sheets. Keep about 2" between them.

Bake 12-14 minutes. Cool them on wire racks for at least 30 minutes.

When they are cool, frost them with a mixture of:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar/icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
enough orange juice to make a soft spreadable frosting.

Sharing recipes is a lot of fun, and this one is going into my keeper file. Do you have a favorite recipe that you received from a friend?

36 comments to “Recipe: Orange and Cranberry Biscuits”

  1. Frosted cookies always seem extra-special to me! I have a recipe from Taste of Home that’s very similar to this one. These look delicious.

  2. I know what you mean. The icing is very tasty on these ones with the little flecks of orange peel adding decoration.

  3. I just bought some dried cranberries, I’m going to try your biscuits. My sons’ Catholic school created a recipe book as a fundraiser years ago, and I still use it all the time because it has so many great recipes from all of my friends. It’s a wonderful keepsake!

  4. I have a similar book that I use all the time. I hope you enjoy the biscuits.

  5. Cranberry and orange is a classic combo and these cookies look fantastic. I just happen to have all the ingredients in the house. Hummm. Maybe later in the week.

  6. I loved the combination. They were great with a cup of tea.

  7. Oh wow, cranberries and orange? These cookies sounds divine. Bookmarking for future use for sure :)

  8. They are delicious, and make quite a few. Plenty to nibble on with cups of tea.

  9. On my to make list for this week! I love cranberries and have 3 bags in the freezer! thanks! Here’s mine

  10. I like cranberries too. I think the dried ones would work better in this recipe though because they don’t have the moisture content.

  11. I’m so glad you liked them, Shelley. They are my favorite cookie.

    PS Frozen cranberries will make the dough spread a little more than dried.

  12. I loved them, Maria. They’re a firm family favorite already.

  13. You always find a way to make me drool…These sound so yummy…

  14. My job, then, is done!

  15. Those sound really good. I have a recipe for some chocolate chip cookies that a friend gave to me a long time ago.

  16. Chocolate chip cookies are such a classic cookie. I don’t think you can go wrong with chocolate chip biscuits.

  17. These look great, and I echo would everyone is saying about cranberry and orange being a winning combination! Also congrats on your book!

  18. Thanks very much, Libby!!

  19. Those look really good. I like those two flavors together, especially in the wintertime.

  20. I hope you get to try making them. They were delicious.

  21. Oh yum… perfect for such a cold Sunday.

  22. LOL I can eat cookies at any time!

  23. Oh man, this sounds great. Have you every had cranberry and nut muffins?

  24. They sound tempting. I like cranberry anything!

  25. Yum! Those cookies look divine. Love cranberry and orange baked treats. Thanks :).

  26. They are moreish. Thanks for stopping by to visit.

  27. Love cranberries and orange. These cookies sounds divine. Thanks for the recipe!

  28. I need to make a batch for my father. I think he’ll like them as much as I did.

  29. I just read your post at GLIAS and it was awesome!

    Thanks for sharing about Cat Burglar in Training and congrats on it’s release!

  30. Thanks, Nas!

  31. Cranberry and orange are a classic combination that never gets tired. I’d love to have one of these cookies right now with my tea!

  32. My biscuit tins are empty at present. I need to make some more because they were good with tea. :)

  33. Hi Shelly,

    Your recipe makes me wish I could eat flour! I also read you excerpt. I’m adding your book to my to-read list!

  34. Hi Traci,

    I’m sorry you can’t eat flour because these are delicious. Thanks for reading my excerpt. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  35. I’m going to try these!

  36. I hope you enjoy them, Melissa.