In a large mixing bowl, combine softened butter, cottage cheese, flour and salt
Blend until cottage cheese is well incorporated
Form mixture into a flat circle and wrap with plastic wrap
Refrigerate dough for 2-3 hours, or until firm
Dust a large cutting board with a little flour and roll out the dough to form a 12-14" circle
Cut circle into eight pieces (like a pie) and place a few dried cranberries at the top section of each triangle
Roll up croissants from wide end to narrow tip and place onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet
Brush each croissant with the egg white and bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden
Whisk together orange zest, orange juice, half and half and confectioner's sugar in a medium size bowl.
Cool croissants for 5 minutes, then drizzle glaze over top.
Serve warm or room temperature.