White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

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Every year I make these cookies for my oldest son, Tommy. He loves them and I always change the recipe a bit and he does not mind. This year I wanted to add fresh cranberries and it turned out tasty! These white chocolate cranberry cookies is Tommy’s favorite Christmas cookie.

white chocolate cranberry cookies

When the teens were younger I would go through this whole ordeal of making cookies, watching Christmas movies, and having hot chocolate. We would then set out the cookies for Santa, not that I did not already have enough sweets, and then they would push off to bed.


Many things have changed now, such as we do our gifts on Christmas Eve. Though one tradition still remains and that is the white chocolate cranberry cookies. They just scream Christmas!

For a bit more spice you may add in some cinnamon and clove. It’s all up to you and your creative side. We make these literally ever year. They are easy cookies and really embrace the holiday season.

I like use to make them when my kids were super little to put out for Santa. They loved to make them every year while watching Christmas movies. We would watch the Grinch and Polar Express.

white chocolate cranberry cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Jenne Kopalek
Soft buttery cookies with white chocolate chunks and cranberries.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 30 Cookies
Calories 203 kcal


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks melted butter
  • 2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bag of fresh cranberries
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips
  • parchment paper


  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until fully combined; to aerate.
  • Melt butter completely in a microwave safe bowl. In a large bowl using an electric mixer, cream together the brown sugar, white sugar, and melted butter. Beat in the vanilla and eggs. Continue beating until batter is light and creamy. In increments, add in flour mixture, mixing after each addition.
  • Add in white chocolate chips and cranberries; mix well.
  • Roll the cookies into ½ balls and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. These cookies spread . You want to make sure to make the cookie balls small. Place a dozen to a sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until the edges are a light golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for a few minutes and then remove to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely.
Keyword Christmas, Cookies, White Chocolate

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  1. Welcome to #SundaySupper. So glad you joined us. My son is only 2 so we will be starting Holiday traditions soon. So nice to hear your wonderful Holiday tradition with your son. And this cookie sounds pretty fantastic! Loving the sound of white chocolate and cranberries!

  2. @Cindy I would love to try Oatmeal Cranberry cookies. That would be interesting! @Laura The fresh cranberries make them a bit tart and it has better flavor I think 🙂

  3. I make white chocolate cranberry cookies every year as well but I have never used fresh cranberries. I will have to give that a try on my next batch

  4. As a kid, our family never did the cookies for Santa thing, but we are going to adopt that tradition this year for our tots!

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