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Cranberry Orange Cookies

1 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar white
1/2 cup brown sugar packed
1 large eggs
1 teaspoon orange zest grated
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 1/2 cups flour, all-purpose
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups cranberries chopped
1/2 cup walnuts chopped, optional
1/2 teaspoon orange zest grated
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar as needed


Preheat the oven to 375F (190C) F (190 degrees C). In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg until well blended. Mix in 1 teaspoon orange zest and 2 tablespoons orange juice. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the orange mixture. Mix in cranberries and if using, walnuts, until evenly distributed. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cookies should be spaced at least 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven, until the edges are golden. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, 3 tablespoons orange juice and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over the tops of cooled cookies. Let stand until set.

Source: recipeland.com