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My Cranberry Orange Snowballs are an elegant cookie to add to your baking list.

A delicious holiday cookie starting with a snowball recipe and upgraded with frozen cranberries and orange zest.

Cranberry Orange Snowballs

This past week I began my holiday cookie baking and decided that I needed to try these cranberries in a cookie.

cape cod frozen cranberries, dessert, holiday baking, cape cod select blogger challengeFrozen cranberries are perfect to use in homemade cookies.  They are a beautiful, vibrant color and taste as good as they look.

For this cookie, I used Mexican Wedding Cookies as my inspiration.

I mixed up a basic dough recipe and stirred in some chopped frozen cranberries, orange zest, and pecans.

frozen cranberries, cape cod cranberry select, holiday blogger challengeLOVE the color this added to the cookie dough.

cape cod select cranberry orange snowballs, cookies, holiday baking, blogger challengeUsing a small scoop,  shape into 1-inch dough balls and press down slightly. Bake until the bottoms are light golden brown.

cape cod select cranberry orange snowballs, cookies, blogger challengeRemove to cooling rack for about 8 minutes then roll in confectioner sugar.

Cool another 15 minutes, then roll in the confectioner sugar again.

Place on serving platter and zest with remaining orange.A delicious holiday cookie starting with a snowball recipe and upgraded with frozen cranberries and orange zest.

Another delicious cookie to make using cranberries is
Cranberry Orange Pecan Snickerdoodles.
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  1. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday, #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun! Don’t forget to Comment your link #’s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

  2. Do you think dried cranberries would work well in this recipe? Do you think these cookies could be frozen and served on Christmas Day? Would freezing affect the texture and flavor?Thank you!!! I love your blog!!!!!!!

    1. Oh Lisa!!! You made my day. Thank you so much for your kind comments about my blog. I feel like I am such a loser! LOL…I am so computer illiterate. Anyway, yes these cookies freeze well. I always do mine ahead and have mine in the freezer now actually. Sometimes I dust a little more confectioner sugar on them and sometimes I don’t. The freezer doesn’t affect the texture at all. I think dried cranberries would work fine too, I haven’t used them but in other cookies I make, I have used dried when I didn’t have fresh and they worked the same. If you try this, please let me know how it works. I say go for it!!! Have a Merry Christmas.

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