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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies Perfect for Fall

These delicious white chocolate cranberry cookies are an amazing combination of tart, sweet, and crunchy. This white chocolate cranberry cookies recipe is perfect for a cookie exchange!

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies Perfect for Fall

Today I am sharing with you my FAVORITE cookie recipe to make once the weather cools down and the flavors of the holidays start showing up in the produce section. It’s great for Christmas cookie exchanges!

But you don’t have to make these white chocolate chip cranberry cookies just when cool weather rolls around. You can make them any time of year. And you’ll want to. That’s how good they are.

hand holding a cranberry white chocolate cookie with a bite in it

They are moist and chewy, and along with being outrageously delicious they are gorgeous to look at with the chunks of red and white inside them.

I love them so, and I’m so thrilled the season is here to make them! Here is how you do it.

White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg(s)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 oz white chocolate chips (1 bag)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts (chopped)

Don’t Forget These Important Things:

  • Don’t skip chilling the dough. Sometimes it’s a drag to wait but it keeps the cookies from spreading and enhances the flavor.
  • Let your pan cool between batches of cookies (it helps to have two pans in rotation). This keeps the cookies from spreading a lot.
  • swear by USA Pans. They are my absolutely favorite and cook baked items so evenly.
  • Check the cookies regularly through the baking process and go by how they look versus the time on the recipe. The edges should be golden brown and the middles pale when you pull them out.
  • Cold ingredients should be at room temperature (egg, butter) but don’t leave them out too long.
  • Bread flour can make these cookies more chewy, and cake flour can make them more delicate (as alternatives to white flour).
white chocolate chip cranberry cookies

See what I said? Gorgeous. Nature always makes the prettiest (and most delicious!) things and cranberries are just gorgeous. That red!

white chocolate cranberry cookie with a glass of milk

Can you handle the deliciousness? I could stare at this one all the live-long day. YUM.

You might think you don’t like cranberries, but I assure you when you try these white chocolate cranberry cookies, you’ll change your mind! Get the printable recipe below.

Yield: 36 cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

These white chocolate chip cranberry cookies are the perfect combination of tart, sweet, and crunchy. This is a perfect cookie recipe for autumn and winter.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 12 oz white chocolate chips (1 bag)
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Sift the flour. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugars with a stand mixer for about two minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at at time until combined. Add vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. Then add flour mixture slowly and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Fold in in cranberries, walnuts, and white chocolate chips. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes, up to 24 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheet.Dough mixed in a bowl and then placed on parchment paper
  8. Bake for 16 - 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool for a few minutes and place on a wire rack to cool.cookies cooling on a wire rack

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 141mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 3g

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What is your favorite holiday flavor and how do you like to use it? I’d love to hear your secrets! And be sure to visit us as we blog about style, food, and the things we love over at the Pretty Life Girls.

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Paige

Saturday 21st of November 2015

I love cranberries, so I'm definitely going to have to make these cookies this winter!

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/

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