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Spiced orange & cranberry cookies

Points® value
Total Time
22 min
10 min
12 min
You can make these half the size and make 32 cookies, these will be 3 SmartPoints per cookie. They are ideal as a homemade Christmas gift.


Low Fat Spread

100 g

Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar

125 g

Light Brown Sugar

75 g, soft

Egg, whole, raw

1 medium, raw

Vanilla Extract

½ teaspoon(s), level

White Self Raising Flour

200 g


1 pinch

Dried cranberries

75 g

Ground Ginger

½ teaspoon(s), level


1 zest(s) of 1, finely grated


  1. Using a stand mixer, cream the spread, caster sugar and light brown soft sugar in a large mixing bowl until smooth and thick. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, then sift in the self-raising flour and a large pinch of salt and mix until just combined. Add the dried cranberries, ground ginger and the grated orange zest to the mixture and mix until combined. Cover and chill for 3 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Line two baking sheets with baking paper. Form the mixture into 16 walnut-sized balls and put them on the sheets, leaving plenty of room for the cookies to spread. Use the back of a wet spoon to flatten the tops of the cookies slightly, then bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden at the edges.
  3. Leave the cookies on the baking tray for 5 minutes to firm up, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.