clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Cranberry Pistachio Orange Cookie

Cranberry Orange Pistachio Cookies

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American




1/2 cup butter room temperature

3/4 cup light brown sugar 

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Zest of 1 orange

1 1/2 cups oatmeal (not instant)

1/4 cup orange juice

3/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped

1/4 cup pistachios, chopped


1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

1/4 teaspoon vanilla paste

2 tablespoons orange juice



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together butter, egg, and brown sugar until creamy.

Add vanilla, orange juice, and orange peel beat to combine.

Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg beating just until combined.

Stir in oats, pistachios, and cranberries.

Scoop dough with an ice cream scoop (this makes perfectly even cookies) and place on prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. 

Cookies will be set but may still look slightly raw. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire cooling rack.

Orange Glaze

  • Whisk together powdered sugar, orange peel, orange juice, and vanilla in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle icing over cooled cookies.

Garnish with extra chopped pistachios, cranberries, and orange peel if desired.

Keywords: cranberries, pistachio, orange, bake, cookie, holiday