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Cranberry, Orange and Nut Cookies


Cranberries, walnuts, and orange. Who wouldn't love this combination. These cookies are also made with whole wheat flour and applesauce, which is much healthier but still tastes delicious.















1 1/2 cups pastry flour, whole wheat
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup cranberries, dried
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
smooth, unsweetened
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon orange zest
freshly grated
3 tablespoons orange juice


Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.

Stir in walnuts and dried cranberries.

Whisk 1 cup sugar, applesauce, oil, orange zest and juice in a medium bowl until smooth.

Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.

Mix until well blended.

Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.

Put the remaining 3 tablespoons sugar into a small flat-bottomed dish or pan.

Roll the dough with floured hands (it will be very moist) into 1½-inch balls, then roll in sugar to coat.

Place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake the cookies until barely golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

Cool on the pan for 1 minute; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


* not incl. in nutrient facts



over 7 years

Delicious, these cookies are one of the best I have even tried, fruity wholesome, bursting with cranberry. I will make them again on Thanksgiving and Christmas, my family and friends will love them.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 22g (0.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 8339% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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