• Healthy dessert recipes: Cranberry Orange Nut Cookies from ONIE

Cranberry Orange Nut Cookies

Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 15 (2 cookies per serving
This festive dessert recipe is perfect for when you need a taste of the holidays.


  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup white flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 Tbsp orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Stir in walnuts & cranberries.
  3. In a separate bowl, add applesauce, oil & juice. Mix well.
  4. Gradually add applesauce mix to the dry ingredient mix, stirring throughout.
  5. Cover dough & refrigerate 30 minutes.
  6. Once dough is chilled, flour hands & roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls & place on baking sheet.
  7. Bake cookies 12-15 minutes, or until lightly brown.


Add a pecan or other nut to the top of each cookie before placing the baking sheet into the oven for a more charming touch.

Nutrition Facts

15 servings per recipe
Serving size 2 cookies (55g)
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 12%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
    Total Sugars 19g  
Includes 13g Added Sugars
Protein 3g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 78mg 2%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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