Cranberry Orange Cookies

1 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar (firmly packed)
1 c. butter (room temperature)
1 tsp orange peel (grated)
2 tbsp orange juice
1 egg
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups frozen or fresh cranberries (coarsely chopped)
1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional)
Orange Frosting (recipe follows)

Orange Frosting Ingredients:

1 1/2 c. confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp orange peel (grated)
3 tbs orange juice

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat first six ingredients in large bowl at medium speed or mix by hand with spoon. Add next three ingredients. Blend in cranberries and chopped nuts. By rounded tablespoons, place dough 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely before frosting.

Orange Frosting Directions:

Combine all ingredients until smooth.

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