Cranberry Orange Sandwich Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


1-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jan. 05, 2023
My sweet-tart cookies make a terrific addition to a holiday dessert tray. I love the creamy orange filling.—Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Cranberry Orange Sandwich Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, orange juice concentrate and orange zest. In another bowl, whisk flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in cranberries.
  2. Shape level tablespoons of dough into balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Coat bottom of a glass with cooking spray, then dip in flour. Press cookies with bottom of glass to flatten, re-dipping in flour as needed. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, beat butter, orange juice concentrate, orange zest and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Spread filling on bottoms of half of the cookies; cover with remaining cookies.

Can you freeze Cranberry Orange Sandwich Cookies?

Freeze shaped balls of dough on baking sheets until firm. Transfer to airtight containers; return to freezer. Prepare, bake and fill cookies as directed.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich cookie: 266 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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