Cranberry and White Chocolate Butter Cookies

Cranberry and White Chocolate Butter Cookies

I know I know, cranberry and white chocolate butter cookies sound like Christmas cookies. I assure you that I am not trying to hurry along summer, nor an I anxiously awaiting Christmas season. While these little buttery morsels could very easily fit into your Christmas baking repertoire, they’re just as easily enjoyed during the hot summer months.

Cranberry and White Chocolate Butter Cookies

They’re melt in your mouth buttery with sweet creamy white chocolate and tart chewy bits of cranberries. They’re super flaky and fall apart fairly easily so they are best kept small, one or two bite sized small.

Don’t want to make (cause then you have to eat) a whole batch of cookies? No problem, just put the uncooked cookie dough in the freezer and take it out to bake whenever you’re ready. The cookies you’re looking at in these pictures were made a few months ago and bake today; they were just as good as the ones I baked right away. There’s also no need to unthaw the entire roll, just cut off a cookie or two whenever the mood strikes.

Cranberry and White Chocolate Butter Cookies

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Cranberry and White Chocolate Butter Cookies
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No need to save these for Christmas, they're delicious all year round.
Recipe type: Cookies
The Endless Meal - Serves: Makes 24-48
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips or chunks
  • ½ cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  1. Beat together butter and powdered sugar until well combined. Add flour, vanilla and salt and continue mixing for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in white chocolate and cranberries.
  3. Lay a piece of plastic wrap on your table. Place half or a quarter of the batter (depending how big you want your cookies) on top of the plastic wrap and form into a log. Roll the log tight and place in the fridge to harden for 1 hour. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Cut ½ inch circles and bake on an un-greased cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Cookies should barely (or not at all) be brown on the bottoms.
  6. Remove from oven and let rest for minute. Move cookies to continue cooling on a cooling rack.
  7. Enjoy!
These cookies keep really well in the freezer for a least a month. Freeze the entire UNCOOKED log of cookie dough then slice off cookies as you want to bake them. Bake from frozen and add a minute or two to the cooking time.


Check out these other delicious cookie recipes:

Buttery Shortbread Cookies

Bacon, Bourbon, Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

Lemon Poppy Sugar Cookies

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Kristen Stevens is the creator and editor of The Endless Meal. She is also the owner of a small underground restaurant in Vancouver, Canada.
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  1. Lee says

    I am looking forward to this recipe, they sound wonderful. I just wanted to clarify in the recipe that you beat the “butter” not flour with the powdered sugar first right?

    • Lee says

      Just a quick question, how thick should they be when baking so that they cook perfectly. I always remember my mom’s shortbread which was perfect with such a creamy feeling when you ate it and I have never been able to master that. Maybe it’s just age and practice but they were simply the best! Thanks for your quick response, that’s awesome. :)

      • Kristen says

        Hey Lee,

        When I made mine they were about a half an inch thick and maybe an inch or so round. When I bake them I always err on the side of cooking them a little less. They are still good once they have browned but they are better when they are a little softer.

        Would love to hear what you think of them!

    • says

      Hi Lee,

      Yes, beat together the butter and powdered sugar (oops!!) Thank you for pointing that out. Going to change it in the recipe now

      These are really some of my favourite cookies. Hope you like them as much as I do!

  2. says

    I’m sure these are great any time of year, but they’re making me want Christmas even more! Yummy! I’ll have to give them a try!

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