White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from @KatrinasKitchen

Everybody has their favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, right? I finally have my go-to and my husband gives me the look if I consider changing it up. However curiosity got the cat recently when my friend Rachel posted her family’s favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from @KatrinasKitchen

So one morning while my husband was out I snuck into the kitchen to follow through on my deceit. The cookies he would be eating that afternoon were going to be impostors. Would he notice? Would I get the look? Well, as it turns out I am not so good at being sneaky. I should have known better.

As fate would have it there were no chocolate chips to be found in my house. After I hummed the Twilight Zone tune in my head for about 30 seconds I reached for the bag of white chocolate chips and moved on with my day.  As I was reaching back there I saw a lonely bag of Craisins and I decided to throw them in too.

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies from @KatrinasKitchen

I took them to a family gathering that evening and I think they were gone before dinner was even served. As it turns out this dough is just really fantastic. Feel free to add in whatever your family loves or whatever the baking gods put in your pantry that morning.

There is a lot of weird measuring going on in this recipe so if you have a school-aged child who needs a little hands-on math this summer then recipe is for you. **Bonus** If you visit Rachel’s recipe she made her cookies into ice cream sandwiches!!

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies Recipe

Soft, chewy cookies with cranberries and white chocolate chips
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 Cups and 2 Tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 Cups butter softened
  • ½ Cup and 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ Cup and 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 C White chocolate chips
  • ½ C Craisins dried cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl; set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugars. Slowly add in egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides of your mixer and slowly add the dry ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips and cranberries.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop (about 2 tablespoons) to drop cookies onto your baking sheet. Do not overcrowd the sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes (until the edges begin to turn golden brown). Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
- Katrina

57 Responses to “White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies”

  1. #
    MeganBahl — July 11, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Oh my goodness! I need those now!

  2. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 11, 2011 at 2:35 am

    🙂 I'm so excited that you are posting again!!!!

  3. #
    cookinghealthyforme — July 11, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Delicious! My hubby much prefers white chocolate and craisins over chocolate chips and nuts…this is a winer!

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    Alida — July 11, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Yum! White Chocolate and cranberry is such a tasty combination. These sound heavenly!

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    kankana — July 11, 2011 at 5:42 am

    This cookies looks so perfect .. the combination of chocolate and cranberry .. perfect:!

  6. #
    maris — July 11, 2011 at 9:00 am

    They sure do look delicious!

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    Maureen — July 11, 2011 at 10:45 am

    A delightful cookie and I could eat them all right now. All those cookies and a cup of coffee or a quart of millk. They look yummy!

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    Rosemary — July 11, 2011 at 11:07 am

    My husband hates it when I mess around with his favorite chocolate chip cookie, too. But I did try a white chocolate pecan cookie and he tried it but wasn't sent away. Tell me — because I really do want to please him — is this a soft, moist cookie? That's his test.

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    Medeja — July 11, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Nice combination of cranberries and white chocolate 🙂 I hope to try this someday, sounds too good not to try it 🙂

  10. #
    Megan @ Pip & Ebby — July 11, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    What a perfect alternative to the standard chocolate chip cookie! How funny that your husband gives you The Look. 🙂

  11. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 11, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Very soft and moist!!! 🙂

  12. #
    Lauren @ KeepItSweet — July 11, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    They do look great! No chocolate chips, that is almost illegal!

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    Baked by Rachel — July 11, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    LOL @ the weird measuring – it's just because it's a cut down batch. Otherwise it makes an insane amount of cookies or dough and no one needs THAT much unless you're having a big party 🙂 I love craisins in cookies but haven't tried them in this particular dough yet. I'll have to try it sometime. But yaay! So glad your family loved them. I agree… change up recipes to suit your likes or whatever you have on hand. 🙂

  14. #
    Lynne @ 365 Days — July 11, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    My mother-in-law makes these and my kids absolutely LOVE them! It's one of those things that "only Grammy" can make – mom's not allowed.

  15. #
    Lori @ RecipeGirl — July 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I love that you didn't do the same old chocolate chip cookie. Wonderful flavor combination!

  16. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    So you are telling me that there is a BIGGER recipe? I need that! My family devoured these! ♥

  17. #
    Eftychia — July 11, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    This is delicious! These cookies will be my kids snack for the next week. Thanks for sharing!

  18. #
    Shawn — July 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Perfect combination! I'm soooo making these 🙂

  19. #
    Food Glorious Food — July 11, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Perfect with hot chocolate for me… pure relaxing moment 🙂 Got to make this soon! Thanks for sharing dear !

  20. #
    Kim - Liv Life — July 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Gone before dinner was served is quite a recommendation! Love the fruit and the white chocolate. I don't see these guys lasting long at our house, white chocolate is a particular favorite with my son. Gorgeous shots too!

  21. #
    Becky — July 11, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I love the cranberry and white chocolate combo, so good together. I always make these at Christmas. i throw in a little oatmeal sometimes to make them healthier.

  22. #
    Brandie — July 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I have a friend who just loves cranberry/white chocolate combination. Every year she asks me to make her a white chocolate/cranberry/pistachio bark. Even though she can make it herself, she says it tastes better when some else makes it..lol. I'm thinking she would go nuts for these!!

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    Wendy Irene — July 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    These kind of cookies are soooooooo good!! I traditionally make them every year at Christmas. I love how the red and white reminds me of the holidays. Sometimes I make them with oatmeal. They really are perfect for all year round!

  24. #
    spcookiequeen — July 11, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    These might be a tad dangerous to have around the house, just might have to go throw some of these in the oven. Hope you have a great week.

  25. #
    Carolyn — July 11, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    White chocolate and cranberries are one of the best combos ever!

  26. #
    Sandras Easy Cooking — July 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Not only does those cookies look delicious but sooo pretty! My kids would go nuts over them! Wonderful post, and as always funny and interesting!!!

  27. #
    Emily @Cleanliness — July 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Ooooooooo! It's like Christmas in July.

    Yes, please!

  28. #
    ChocolatePriestess — July 11, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Sounds very creamy, sweet and yet tart.

  29. #
    Amy — July 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    how delicious!!! I love this!

    We just started following you! I saw you on Cleanliness is Next to Godliness' blog!!


    We just started following you , I saw you on Emily's blog!!


  30. #
    Bake Your Day — July 11, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    These sound awesome…I have been eating dried cranberries for a snack a lot lately, paired with white chocolate…yes., please!!

  31. #
    Lindselicious — July 11, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I love white chocolate chip cranberry- super great combo! Have you tried those Kraft Caramel bits? I make a similar cookie and add those in as well. For some reason boys especially love them!

  32. #
    KatrinasKitchen — July 11, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    That sounds amazing!! What a great add-in!

  33. #
    happywhennothungry — July 12, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I love the white chocolate and cranberry combo! I definitely prefer these to chocolate chip cookies. Yum!

  34. #
    Parsley Sage — July 12, 2011 at 1:56 am

    I can't believe I've never had these before…fabulous cookies, Katrina! Perfect flavor combos 🙂

  35. #
    Sherry — July 12, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Wow. Just wow! Those look amazing! Just like everything else on your blog!! I am so glad I found you and will be stalking your blog for recipe ideas!!! 🙂

  36. #
    mia xara — July 12, 2011 at 4:40 am

    The cookies look great ,the pairing of white chocolate chips and craisins amazing!!!Both my husband and I would like the whole batch!(Never mind my kids..) Have a great week,Katrina!

  37. #
    weekendgourmet — July 12, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Love the combo of sweet chips and tangy craisins! Pinning this one for the next bake sale at work…we do lots of fundraisers, and I'm always looking for new cookie recipes to share!

  38. #
    Lilly — July 12, 2011 at 8:22 am

    OH wow these cookies looks to die for! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Definately have to try these today!

  39. #
    Jill Colonna — July 12, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Love the cookies and love the bonus points with the maths. Great for the kids this summer and they can throw in their fav treats, too; fantastic!

  40. #
    The Harried Cook — July 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Great post! Love the combination of white chocolate and cranberry 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂

  41. #
    Tracy — July 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    They look wonderful! I love cranberries in cookies, so I know I would love these!

  42. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — July 12, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    We always have these cookies at Thanksgiving. I definitely give my thanks for having 1/2 the batch. These look great!

  43. #
    The Farmers Wife — July 13, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Well I was going to make Oatmeal Raisin cookies this week… But you've convinced me to make these instead! They look fantastic! Love this combo SO much!

  44. #
    betty — July 13, 2011 at 2:17 am

    wow these biscuits look scrumptious!! im totally bookmarking this recipe 🙂

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    Nami — July 13, 2011 at 5:10 am

    White chocolate and cranberries. Hmmm! These cookies look delicious Katrina. I am not creative that I can't think of anything besides white chocolate and macadamia nuts. =P I wish I have this cookie while I'm visiting blogs… it's much more fun (and yummy)… 😉

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    [email protected] — July 13, 2011 at 10:18 am

    They sure look good, my husband would certainly love those since he loves white chocolate.

  47. #
    Kelly — July 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    These look delicious Katrina!! 🙂

  48. #
    kita — July 14, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I love me some white chocolate cranberry cookies! If there was a possibility that my dads classic chocolate chip wasnt my favorite, these probably would be. 😀
    PS, Im glad Im not the only one that has random theme songs playing in their head throughout the day.

  49. #
    kitchenarian — July 14, 2011 at 3:03 am

    I think this is my new favorite cookie.

  50. #
    bakingserendipity — July 14, 2011 at 4:36 am

    I love white chocolate and cranberries together 🙂 These cookies sound fantastic!

  51. #
    Maranda — July 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Wow! That is a lot of really random measurements. So…did the hubby try them??? Thoughts?? They look amazing! I definitely have my favorite chocolate chip recipe but I may need to try these too.

  52. #
    Kate — July 14, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    These look delicious, Katrina! Nicely spotted and fantastic additions. Surely nobody will be upset by these beautiful babies.

  53. #
    Sue — July 15, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Sounds like a perfect combination of ingredients. I'll have to try this recipe sometime:)

  54. #
    Betty — July 16, 2011 at 4:17 am

    I love cranberries and white chocolate together! My hubby has no preference when it comes to chocolate chip cookies- he's happy with any of them that I bake. He'd be happy with these too! 🙂

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    redkathy — July 16, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Oh my gosh I get that look too! Why is it men like what they like and seldom agree with a change, even a temporary one! These cookies look to die for! No wonder it's your go to recipe.

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  56. #
    Di-licious — July 18, 2011 at 12:36 am

    I can see how these cookies would disappear before your eyes – love craisins in just about everything! The baking gods surely were looking after you!

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    Anna — December 21, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Is the dough supposed to be kind of crumbly after everything is combined? I’m worried I might have done something wrong =\

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