Are you looking for an amazing cookie recipe that’s perfect for the holidays? These chewy White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies are just what you’ve been searching for!
There are some foods that always make me think of the holidays, including cranberries and white chocolate.
Cranberries make sense, since they are in season.
Although white chocolate is definitely a year round treat, I think of it most at Christmas time. My mom always bought a big block during the holidays, and we made all sorts of sweets with the chocolate. It was a fun and delicious tradition.
These chewy White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies combine both of my holiday faves in one mouthwatering cookie that you’re going to love just as much as I do!
White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
I love my cookies thick and chewy, just like these guys!
To get the right texture, I made a few changes to my traditional cookie recipe. You’ll start by melting the butter before combining it with the remaining ingredients. Once formed, the cookies are refrigerated before baking.
Don’t skip this step, or your cookies will flatten out while baking.
Both of these tricks work together to make the perfectly thick and chewy White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies!
In the spirit of holiday sharing, I made these cookies on the small side.
You should be able to get about 30 small cookies out of this recipe. But if you prefer larger cookies (who doesn’t), divide the dough into 16 big cookies.
I love eating these chewy White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies warm out of the oven … mmm. It’s hard to stop at one.
Of course, you may want to share a few with the rest of your family, too!
Treat yourself to these delicious White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies!
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
Melt butter in a small pan over medium heat.
Add butter to a mixing bowl, along with sugars, vanilla, and salt. Using a mixer, mix for a couple minutes or until smooth and shiny. Beat in egg.
Whisk together flour and baking powder, then add to butter mixture. Mix until completely combined.
Blend in chocolate, walnuts, and cranberries.
Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into balls and place on a greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
Flatten cookie balls slightly, then refrigerate cookies for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Bake cookies for 15 minutes or until browned on the bottom and lightly colored on top.
Remove cookies from oven and cool on a rack.
Eat cookies right away or store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
What is your favorite holiday cookie?