Orange peel provides a pleasant background flavor in these easy drop cookies.




  • Heat oven to 400°F. Coat 3 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Whisk flour, sugar, salt and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside.

  • In a large bowl, beat olive oil, butter and orange juice on medium speed for 2 minutes. Beat in egg. At lowest speed, beat in flour mixture, just until blended. Add cranberries, pecans and orange rind. Beat for 1 minute.

  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.

  • Bake cookies at 400°F for 8 to 10 minutes, until firm and golden around edges. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.