Combine first 2 ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight. Drain and set aside. (To quickly steep cranberries, combine cranberries and liqueur in a small bowl, and microwave on high 30 seconds; cover and let stand 2 hours.)
Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together flour and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl.
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually beat in granulated and brown sugars. Beat in egg, orange zest, and vanilla. Add flour mixture, and beat at low speed just until combined. Stir in oats, chocolate, and cranberries.
Drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased or parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake, in batches, 10 to 12 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks, and cool completely.
These are delicious cookies and the orange zest in them gives them the extra orange zip my husband loves. It was a good way to use up some dried cranberries and Grand Marnier that had been around the house awhile!
I made these cookies, but I did not drain the liqueur, I used the whole thing in my recipe. I had 1 tbsp. of zest, so used that amount. Used 2 lg. eggs instead of one, and the cookies came out perfect. Everybody loved them, will make them again.
I made these with a bit of a twist month ago and will be making them again today. I didn't have orange liquer, so I chose to squeeze an orange or two to get the same measurement. Instead of using vanilla extract, I used orange extract. Very yummy cookies. I took these to a gathering and everyone loved them. Not one was left.
These cookies were amazing. I loved the hint of the orange zest with the cranberries. So easy to make too!. There's nothing better than hearing "oh Grandma, I love these cookies". I'll be making another batch this weekend.