White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
White chocolate cranberry cookies are the ultimate Christmas treat. These slice and bake cookies are simple to make and buttery delicious.
If you love cranberry cookies, make sure to also check out these cranberry coconut macaroons and these snowball keto christmas cookies with cranberries.
White chocolate cranberry cookies
You're looking at cookies that are melt in your mouth buttery with sweet creamy white chocolate and tart chewy bits of cranberries.
They're a deliciously flaky cookie dream.
The red and white colors make them a beautiful addition to your holiday cookie tray. But the classic flavor combination means that they'll be welcome all year round.
For more tasty cookies, also try our buttery shortbread cookies!
How to make white chocolate cranberry cookies
These slice and bake cookies are incredibly simple to make. Here's the rundown:
- Mix together the butter, sugar, flour, vanilla, and salt. Now stir in the dried cranberries and white chocolate.
- Roll the cookie dough into two logs (see the picture above) and wrap them tightly in plastic wrap. If you have them, beeswax wraps work, too!
- Now put the rolled cookie dough into your fridge for an hour. This will firm the dough so you can easily slice it.
- All that you have to do now is slice the cookies and bake them. So easy!
Can slice and bake cookies be frozen?
Yes! These cookies can be frozen raw or cooked. If you don't want to make (cause then you have to eat) a whole batch of cookies, just put the uncooked cookie dough in the freezer and take it out to bake whenever you're ready.
To freeze them raw: simply put the wrapped cookie dough log into your freezer. When you want a cookie or two, simply slice off as many as you want then put the dough back into your freezer. Cook the cookies from frozen, adding a few minutes to the baking time.
To freeze them cooked: Once the cookies are baked, let them cool completely then freeze them in a freezer bag – we love these these large Stasher bags.
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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
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- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup white chocolate chips or chunks
- ½ cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
- Using electric beaters or a stand mixer, cream the butter and powdered sugar. Add the flour, vanilla, and salt and continue mixing until well combined. Stir in white chocolate and cranberries.1 cup butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla, ½ teaspoon sea salt, ½ cup white chocolate chips or chunks, ½ cup dried cranberries
- Lay a piece of plastic wrap on your table. Place half of the cookie dough on top of the plastic wrap and form into a log about 8-inches long. Roll the wrap around the log then repeat with the remaining dough. Place the cookie dough into your fridge for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut the cookie dough into ½ inch circles and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are very lightly golden on the bottoms. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them rest for one minute before moving them to a cooling rack.
Love these cookies & I have a bag of dried cherries. Do U think they would be ok to use instead of the cranberries?
Definitely! You just may want to chop them so they’re the size of cranberries.
I have a bag of dried cherries. Could I substitute?
Dried cherries would be lovely! If they look larger than a dried cranberry, chop them before using them.
The picture looks like the cookies have a glaze on them. I don’t see that in the recipe.
Nope, no glaze!
These are so good I had to comment! They are delicious and I will make them again. Thank you for sharing!!!!
The cookies are excellent, I would not change a thing!
I made these, I did alter a tiny bit, I added 2 T of cornstarch and reduced the flour by that amount. I found they took longer than 10 min to bake, maybe 20 min in my oven. They were delicious, thanks for the recipe!
Made these today to cure a cookie craving and will make them again come christmas. Probably sooner lol!
I’m pretty sure this means plain flour, but just asking…
Yes, just regular white flour.
These were fantastic! I made them for Thanksgiving, and I cannot stop eating them!
So happy to hear you love them as much as I do!
Happy Thanksgiving ?
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?
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. 🙂
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!
What would happen if I add baking soda? Can I add baking soda? Also I am planning to use fresh cranberries for this.
Baking soda will make the cookies chewier. I can’t recommend using fresh cranberries. They have a high moisture content that wasn’t accounted for in this recipe. They are also very tart so they will change the flavor of the cookies.
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!
I must make these tonight – love any cookies with white chocolate and cranberries!
I hope you fall in love with them like I did! Enjoy 🙂
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!
These look absolutely delicious! My kind of cookie…any time of the year!