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Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

Cranberry white chocolate cookies are chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Plus this combination might be the new PB and chocolate

I love it when friends associate me with food or when they think of me with recipes. It’s nice because it makes you feel like you’ve made an impact in their lives through food and your passion. I love whenever a friend or coworker, even a family member, tells me they made something off my blog. The feeling is very heartwarming and I just love being able to share that passion and love with everyone and see how it transpires in their life.

I was given this cookie recipe by my maid of honor. We were hanging out one day, in fact, this was a couple weeks before Christmas (yes, totally guilty of holding on to this post for a while) and talking about cranberries and white chocolate and ingredients that make the holidays seem close. She said there was a cookie recipe that is her husband’s favorite and that she wanted to pass along to me so I could make it for the blog. That makes me so excited – I don’t take requests very often but as soon as I heard what was in these cookies, I knew I had to make them.

Some combinations in cookies just go so well together. It’s like they were MADE to be together. Cranberry and white chocolate is definitely one of them. These cookies kind of remind me of the new Girl Scout berry cookies they have. I remember when I bought a couple boxes of those last year. They were pretty much gone by the end of the day. They were addicting!

The texture of these cookies are chewy in the middle and crunchy on the outer edges and a slightly crunchy top. I love the dried cranberries and white chocolates in this cookie. It just gives the cookie a great depth of flavor and they just go so well together! I don’t know how to describe it – I just always think of cranberry and white chocolate together. Like milk and cookies, you know? Speaking of milk and cookies..maybe you should go make these and grab a glass of milk too ;)

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
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Serves: 3 dozen
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 1½ cup white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. In a large bowl, add flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Then add in the egg, vanilla extract, and milk and beat for 2 more minutes.
  4. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until all combined and well-incorporated.
  5. Using a spatula, fold in the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.
  6. Using a cookie scoop, place dough on lined baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes.
  8. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Store in an airtight container.



  1. 01/21/2013 at 7:00 am

    I couldn’t agree more with that flavor combination. It’s definitely one of the best combinations. These look incredible Julie!

  2. 01/21/2013 at 8:34 am

    I totally agree with you about liking it when friends associate me with food!! Every time someone tries a new recipe or goes out to a good restaurant, they always come to me and tell me about it.. i love it! And just like you and I (and all our food blogger friends) are obviously always paired with food…cranberries and white chocolate should ALWAYS go together! Great combination :)

  3. 01/21/2013 at 8:44 am

    The combination of cranberries and white chocolate is definitely my favourite for cookies. These look great!

  4. 01/21/2013 at 8:45 am

    Julie, I share your warm feeling towards those who make you feel loved through blog recipes. Seriously–it never fails to make my day when someone tells me they made my dishes or thought of me when it came to something foodie. It is the ultimate compliment!

  5. 01/21/2013 at 8:46 am

    I made similar cookies over the holidays with cranberries and white chocolate and they were by far my favorite cookie of the season..the combination is incredible! Im sure these cookies are amazing!

  6. 01/21/2013 at 8:48 am

    One of my favorite cookie combinations! they turned out so pretty too!!!

  7. 01/21/2013 at 9:12 am

    These look delicious Julie!

  8. 01/21/2013 at 9:13 am

    Would love to try these – they look amazing!!

  9. 01/21/2013 at 9:19 am

    Now these cookies are definitely calling my name! Such a great combo with white chocolate and cranberry!

  10. Dawn
    01/21/2013 at 9:21 am

    I can’t wait to try these. I have heard of the Girl Scouts selling something similar but the Scouts in my area and the Scouts in my nieces area (a couple states away) don’t sell them. So I am off to the store to buy Macadamia nuts to add to this (husband can’t eat white chocolate chip cookies without them)and I am going to bake these today!

  11. 01/21/2013 at 9:24 am

    Gorgeous cookies!

  12. 01/21/2013 at 9:27 am

    Are thezr soft or crunchy . I lovr crunchy cookies.

  13. 01/21/2013 at 9:36 am

    Those look so good! I like to add pistachios for the red, white and green colour combo over the holidays.

  14. 01/21/2013 at 9:42 am

    LOVE, lurve this combination!

  15. 01/21/2013 at 10:11 am

    White chocolate is one of my true loves :) and paired with cranberries is a perfect cookie for me!!

  16. 01/21/2013 at 10:16 am

    I already have a crush on these cookies just by looking at them. YUM!

  17. 01/21/2013 at 10:30 am

    Oh yeah- we make these every Christmas! This is a wonderful combination, and the texture on these looks just right!!

  18. 01/21/2013 at 10:30 am

    Wow, these look amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I’m going to have a try!

  19. 01/21/2013 at 10:42 am

    Mmmmmm. My whole family would love these cookies!

  20. 01/21/2013 at 10:54 am

    These look fabulous! I love this combination!

  21. 01/21/2013 at 11:03 am

    These are gorgeous cookies. White chocolate and cranberry is one of my favorite combinations, so I have a feeling these will soon be a favorite of mine! Thanks :)

  22. 01/21/2013 at 11:13 am

    What a great combination! These are lovely. I’m really still not over cookies, even after the holidays!

  23. Rebecca
    01/21/2013 at 11:19 am

    Love these…I use brandy instead of milk and omit the vanilla…just an idea for a variation. I will try these too…thanks!

  24. 01/21/2013 at 11:22 am

    I love, LOVE the look of these cookies! Cranberries and white chocolate must be one of the best combos ever. I don’t know about the US but here in Thailand Starbucks has a Cranberry White Chocolate Mocha as Christmas special drink and they even had a cranberry white chocolate muffin!

  25. 01/21/2013 at 11:47 am

    I need a stack of these with my hot tea. Yum!!

  26. 01/21/2013 at 11:56 am

    Dont you just love that when your friends and you can share a common passion, especially food!

    Love the cookies – they look great!

  27. 01/21/2013 at 11:58 am

    Love white chocolate and cranberry together – great cookies!

  28. 01/21/2013 at 12:11 pm

    A classic combo that is never out of “style”! :) Gorgeous photos, as always!

  29. 01/21/2013 at 12:24 pm

    These cookies look so delish!

  30. 01/21/2013 at 1:32 pm

    When I have a friend message me on facebook – one I haven’t spoke to in years – tell me she made on of my cookie recipes and is proud of my blog, it puts a huge smile on my face. You influence a huge impact on your readers and people in your real life Julie! I love baking cookies – especially white chocolate cranberry ones. The pretty red makes them wonderful for Valentine’s Day.

  31. 01/21/2013 at 2:03 pm

    LOVE cranberries in cookies. Nice pop of tartness.

  32. 01/21/2013 at 3:22 pm

    One of my favorite combos! I love the white chocolate with the burst of tart from the cranberry! yum!

  33. 01/21/2013 at 3:22 pm

    One of my favorite cookies!

  34. 01/21/2013 at 3:40 pm

    Mmm, I love cookies… and that does look like an amazing combo :) Love them Julie

  35. 01/21/2013 at 3:40 pm

    Cranberries and white chocolate is a perfect combination for cookies!

  36. 01/21/2013 at 4:10 pm

    I love Cranberry + White Chocolate! One of my fave combos and love it in cookies, bars, you name it!

  37. 01/21/2013 at 5:14 pm

    I love white chocolate cranberry cookies! I made this recipe in a jar for Christmas presents this year! Your recipe sounds fantastic! And you are right, cranberries and white chocolate belong together!

  38. 01/21/2013 at 5:46 pm

    Yep, one of my faves. I added some pistachios to the mix around the holidays and loved it. You can’t go wrong with white chocolate, ever!

  39. 01/21/2013 at 7:03 pm

    I could use about a dozen of these bad boys right now! I adore white chocolate. I think it needs to be actioned more. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  40. 01/21/2013 at 8:00 pm

    Beautiful! I just bought a huge bag of cranberries but I guess I need to go back for white chips! I need these in my life.

  41. 01/21/2013 at 9:04 pm

    Yum! if they taste as good as they look, i might need to start working out in advance. Cheers!

  42. 01/21/2013 at 9:49 pm

    Oh, I certainly don’t mind having it post-Christmas >.< Love the combo – cranberry and white choco. Yum!

  43. 01/22/2013 at 6:28 am

    Totally agree with you cranberries and white chocolate just go together! This is my favourite flavour combo for cookies! My mouth is watering at your pictures! I need to go make some :)

  44. 01/22/2013 at 9:28 am

    These cookies are perfect :)

  45. 01/22/2013 at 9:50 am

    I don’t care if it is past Christmas – cranberries and white chocolate are perfect for THE WHOLE YEAR!! YUM!!!

  46. 01/22/2013 at 11:20 am

    The best recipes get passed along for years, I love this! Looks even better than those mall cookies.

  47. 01/22/2013 at 12:13 pm

    I could so go for some of these right this very moment!

  48. 01/22/2013 at 12:39 pm

    JULIE!! These cookies are screaming my name! I love cranberry + white chocolate — the combination is absolutely heavenly, and when tucked into these gorg brown sugary cookies, nothing can beat it!!

  49. 01/22/2013 at 12:43 pm

    Such a classic cookie that never gets old!

  50. 01/22/2013 at 1:09 pm

    Mmmm such a great flavor combo in this cookie, Julie! I could go for one right now…!

  51. jeff
    01/22/2013 at 2:30 pm

    I usually don’t like white chocolate but in this case I’ll make an exception.

  52. 01/22/2013 at 3:37 pm

    Wow those look so tasty! I am glad I stumbled upon your blog!!

  53. 01/22/2013 at 5:33 pm

    I love a chewy cranberry cookie and these look SO good, Julie! Perfect for sharing… or not sharing at all.

  54. 01/22/2013 at 8:56 pm

    I’ve never heard of the new berry Girl Scout cookies…I admittedly always end up living under a rock when it comes to them, but will definitely be adding these cookies to my list of favorites!

  55. 01/22/2013 at 11:19 pm

    So, I usually can’t stand white chocolate. There are a few exceptions to this and one is usually when it is in a cookie like this! I love cranberries and these look great!

  56. 01/23/2013 at 5:43 am

    I love the combination of cranberry & white chocolate – every time I ask my boyfriend what cookies he wants me to make, he says ‘cranberry & white chocolate’ so I will definitely have to make him these!

  57. Sarah
    01/23/2013 at 10:43 am

    These look absolutely delicious!! I now know what I can do for saturday when friends are coming over :)
    But how much brown sugar is actually needed ._.? ‘1 brown sugar, packed’ – there is something missing there, isn’t there?
    But this is really a great recipe :) :) yummmy =~=

    • 01/23/2013 at 11:04 am

      Oh shoot! That meant to say 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed. So sorry! I’ve fixed it now. :)

  58. 01/24/2013 at 9:47 pm

    I LOVE the combination of white chocolate and cranberries – delicious!

  59. 03/02/2013 at 5:54 pm

    I made these a couple of weeks ago and they turned out brilliantly! Thanks for the recipe :)

  60. 02/01/2014 at 3:17 pm

    These are in the oven now, and smell so good!

    • 02/03/2014 at 11:51 am

      Hope you enjoyed them :)


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