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Vegan Cranberry Orange Cookies - Perfectly soft with just the right combination of citrusy, sweet, and tart, these easy-to-make vegan cranberry orange cookies make a tasty addition your holiday dessert table!

Vegan Cranberry and Orange Cookies

Perfectly soft with a blend of citrus, sweet, and tart. These easy vegan cranberry orange cookies are a festive addition to your holiday dessert table!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday
Author: Holly Gray


  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup vegan butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries finely chopped
  • 1/2  cup walnuts chopped
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest finely chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Into a small bowl, add ground flaxseed and water. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • Into a large mixing bowl, add butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Use a stand or hand mixer on medium speed to cream ingredients together. 
  • Add the flaxseed/water mixture, orange zest, and orange juice. Continue mixing until well blended.
  • Into a medium size mixing bowl, add flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir to combine then add to the butter/sugar mixture. 
  • Stir in cranberries and walnuts until evenly distributed.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.  Cookies should be spaced at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 12-14 minutes until the edges are golden.  Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
  • For the glaze:
  • Into a small bowl, add confectioners' sugar, orange juice, and orange zest. Stir until well combined.
  • Drizzle glaze over the tops of cooled cookies. Let stand until set.
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