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Holiday Cranberry-Orange Slices

Holiday Cranberry-Orange Slices

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  • Makes: 56 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Chill 3 hrs
  • Bake 8 mins per batch

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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel


  1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of the bowl occasionally. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Stir in cranberries, pecans and orange peel.
  2. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 9-inch-long roll. Wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Chill for 3 hours or until firm enough to slice.
  3. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices with a serrated knife. Place slices 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm and lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Makes about 4-1/2 dozen cookies.


  • To Store: Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

(Holiday Cranberry-Orange Slices)

Servings Per Recipe 56, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, sodium (mg) 22, sugar (g) 3, iron (mg) 0, fiber (g) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 7, pro. (g) 1, calcium (mg) 0, vit. A (IU) 97, cal. (kcal) 68, Potassium (mg) 12, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 1, Folate (µg) 12, sat. fat (g) 2, chol. (mg) 13, Niacin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 4, Riboflavin (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0

Comments (3)

bridget_mcbride wrote:
I just pulled these out of the fridge to slice them and they are a crumbling mess. Had to break off chunks and roll them in a ball with the warmth of my hands. What the heck happened? #recipefailmuch
bridget_mcbride wrote:
Now that I think on it more, did you forget that they need milk or SOMETHING to hold them together?
jevashet wrote:
These are the best cookies EVER!! I always get raves and everybody asks me to bring them.

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