Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

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    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

    Cranberry white chocolate cookies are chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. You think this combination might be the new PB and chocolate??
    Prep Time: 10 mins
    Cook Time: 15 mins
    Total Time: 25 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 3 dozen
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    Ingredients

    • 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
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 2 tbsp milk
    • 1 1/4 cup dried cranberries
    • 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
    • In a large bowl, add flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
    • 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.
    • Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until all combined and well-incorporated.
    • Using a spatula, fold in the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.
    • Using a cookie scoop, place dough on lined baking sheets.
    • Bake for 13-15 minutes.
    • Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
    • Store in an airtight container.
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  • Caroline @ chocolate & carrots says:

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

  • Shaina says:

    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 :)

  • Ronja @ a dash of faith says:

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

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    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!

  • Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats says:

    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!

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

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

  • Kristi @ Cherry Jasmine says:

    These look delicious Julie!

  • Marian (Sweetopia) says:

    Would love to try these – they look amazing!!

  • Jenny Flake says:

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

  • Dawn says:

    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!

  • Megan @ megbakes says:

    Gorgeous cookies!

  • Diane saunders says:

    Are thezr soft or crunchy . I lovr crunchy cookies.

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

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

  • LOVE, lurve this combination!

  • Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says:

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

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

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

  • Heather Christo says:

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

  • Kelly @ Flavours of Africa says:

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

  • marla says:

    Mmmmmm. My whole family would love these cookies!

  • Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    These look fabulous! I love this combination!

  • Morgan says:

    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 :)

  • Rachel says:

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

  • Rebecca says:

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

  • Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations says:

    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!

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites says:

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

  • naomi says:

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

    Love the cookies – they look great!

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says:

    Love white chocolate and cranberry together – great cookies!

  • Nicole, RD says:

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

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    These cookies look so delish!

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction says:

    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.

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    LOVE cranberries in cookies. Nice pop of tartness.

  • Angie @ Big Bear's Wife says:

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

  • Maria says:

    One of my favorite cookies!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

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

  • Cranberries and white chocolate is a perfect combination for cookies!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

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

  • A farmer in the dell says:

    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!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day says:

    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!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    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!

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    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.

  • Alex @ Intoxicology101 says:

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

  • Linda | The Urban Mrs says:

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

  • Annie @ Annie's Noms says:

    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 :)

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    These cookies are perfect :)

  • Megan says:

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

  • Jackie @ The Beeroness says:

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

  • Gaby says:

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

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    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!!

  • Steph says:

    Such a classic cookie that never gets old!

  • Ashley - Baker by Nature says:

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

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