White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

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White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies are a classic cookie with an extra fruity sweetness to them. These are certain to be a holiday favorite!

This seasonal spin on the traditional chocolate chip cookie subs in white chocolate for milk chocolate chips. We also add in some craisins to make this delicious Christmas cookie recipe!

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Winter is definitely the season for cookies. A fresh batch of cookies in the oven seems to just warm the house up and fill it with all those delicious baking scents. Definitely helps that the cookies taste great too- no matter the variety you’re cooking up! Chocolate chip, shortbread, Kiss cookies- everyone’s got their favorites but we seem to try all sorts of recipes through the season. We recently tried out these delicious White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies!

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Cranberry Cookies are underappreciated: folks usually go for chocolate chip cookies instead. Frankly, they’re missing out since the dried craisins add an interesting fruity sweetness to these treats. We didn’t forget the chocolate though- instead of a milk chocolate, these white chocolate chips worked out much better! These two mix-ins come together to make a delicious cookie with an unique palette of flavors.

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We hope you try out these Cranberry Christmas Cookies this winter. They’re an interesting way to keep your holiday cookie line-up fresh and tasty! We would be proud to leave a plate of these out for Santa Claus come Christmas Night. If they’re good enough for the Claus, they’ll be good enough for all of you!

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Other Holiday Cookie Recipes

  • For another Christmas Cookie that the big man wouldn’t mind a plate of, we’ve got Santa’s Favorite Christmas M&M Cookies. Red and green M&Ms help give a festive look to this classic cookie recipe- a treat fit for St. Nick himself!
  • Our Thumbprint Cookies are another easy cookie with some added fruity flavor. A nice, shortbread-style cookie with a delicious, jammy center- these old school cookies are a delight! Use your favorite jams, marmalades and preserves to make this cookie recipe your own.
  • These Butter Cookies are a subtle but delicious snack that you need to make this holiday season! It’s got these sweet, silky buttery flavors that are just to die for. Serve them up plain or give them a quick dip in some chocolate and nonpareils for an extra Christmas flair!

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Ingredients for Cranberry Cookies

  • Dried Cranberries/Craisins
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract

Ingredients to make Cranberry Cookies

How to make our Cranberry Cookie Recipe

Like most good cookie recipes, we’re going to do a wet-dry mix for our dough. We’ll start by getting our dry ingredients mixed up: in a mixing bowl, whisk together your flour, baking soda, and salt. You can, optionally, sift your ingredients as you add them.

Dry ingredients for cookies

Next up is the wet ingredients. First, cream together your butter and sugars in another mixing bowl.

Sugar and butter in bowl

Then we’ll crack our egg and drop our vanilla into this creamed mixture. Beat those in until everything is consistent.

Egg and vanilla added to sugar mixture

Now we’ll start gradually adding the dry ingredients to the wet mixture. Make sure each dash of your dry ingredients is thoroughly mixed in before adding the next dash. Do this until all of the dry ingredients are mixed in and you have a completed dough.

Cookie dry ingredients added to wet ingredients

Let’s fold those fillings in! Drop your craisins and chocolate chips into the dough and fold those in until they’re spread evenly through the dough. Once you’ve mixed those in, transfer the dough to the fridge to chill for 15 minutes before baking.

Craisins and chocolate chips added to sugar dough

Form your dough into 1-1/2 balls before spacing them about 2 inches apart on a baking or cookie sheet. Bake your cookies in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the edges are crisp. Allow to cool- first on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack- before enjoying!

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

By: Jen CIncyshopper
White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies are a classic cookie with an extra fruity sweetness to them. These are certain to be a holiday favorite!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Servings: 19


  • 1 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Dried Cranberries, chopped
  • 1 cup White Chocolate Chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar together until blended.
  • Add the vanilla and egg and mix well.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients into the creamed sugar mixture.
  • Fold in the cranberries and white chocolate chips.
  • Form into 1 1/2" balls and place onto a baking sheet about 2" apart.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes until tops are golden and edges are set.
  • Allow to cool on the sheet for a couple of minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.


You can store these in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


Calories: 196kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 171mg, Potassium: 51mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 165IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 1mg
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About Jen Cincyshopper

A lover of food and frugal living. A wife to a wonderful hubby, momma to 5 fun kiddos. Welcome to my blog. You will find REAL TASTY RECIPES. Be sure to subscribe to my email list and follow me on social media, to never miss a recipe.

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