White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
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.
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
Soft buttery cookies with white chocolate chunks and cranberries.
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g
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I’m sure santa would love these. And I’m sure I’d love ’em too. They look great!
White chocolate cranberry are one of my favorite cookies ever!
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!
It just ain’t the holidays without cookies, and white chocolate and cranberry are a perfect match! These are gorgeous cookies. Happy holidays!
Mmm, I love white chocolate and cranberries!
Thank you Megan 🙂 Let me know how they turn out for you.
I have to go make these cookies right now! YUM!!
@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 🙂
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
I love white choc and cranberries in oatmeal cookies too!
This is one of our faves too 🙂
I love the cranberry white chocolate combo! Such a yummy Christmas tradition!
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!
Great cookie! So festive looking.
Wonderful cookies and so nice that you make your own gifts! Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas, sweet friend. I’m so glad I got to know you this year!
Oh my goodness! These cookies look and sound delish! Thank you so much for sharing them during this special #SundaySupper. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Lovely looking cookies, Jenne. White chocolate and cranberries in a cookie? Who can resist such deliciousness? Thank you very much for sharing your recipe =)
What a wonderful, and delicious traditions! Happy Holidays!