Does the idea of having prepared cookie dough sitting in your fridge... ready to bake... sound incredibly appealing?? Well, you can have just that with these cookies! The dough for these cranberry orange slice and bake cookies is made in just minutes, and can be stored in the fridge or freezer for a few months, so you can have freshly baked cookies whenever you want!
Ingredients for these cookies
Similar to being super easy to make, the ingredients are pretty simple as well! You only need a handful of things-- here are all the ingredients you will need.
• All-purpose flour
• Unsalted butter
• Powdered sugar
• Vanilla extract
• Orange zest
• Orange juice
• Dried cranberries
What is a slice and bake cookie?
A slice and bake cookie is just what it sounds like-- cookie dough that you slice and bake! Remember those tubes of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough you would have in your fridge as a kid? You'd just open the package, cut slices, and throw them in the oven? It's the same thing! This cranberry orange dough is make and kept in the fridge, so it's ready to slice and bake whenever you want fresh cookies!
How long do I need to refrigerate the dough?
For this dough, I recommend chilling the dough for at least 2 hours. This will help solidify the butter, and keep the cookies from spreading while baking. In my opinion, the longer you chill the dough, the better!