Cranberry Cookies Recipe

Cranberry Cookies Recipe

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How To Make Cranberry Cookies

Enjoy an afternoon snack with these cranberry cookies with luscious white chocolate and fresh cranberries! These cookies are heavenly and easy to make!

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



For Cookies:

  • 3cupsflour
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1cupbutter,softened
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 1cupbrown sugar,packed
  • 2eggs
  • 2tspvanilla extract,store-bought, or homemade
  • 1cupwhite chocolate chips
  • 1cupcranberries,dried

For Frosting:

  • 8ozcream cheese,room temperature
  • ½cupwhite chocolate chips,melted in the microwave, or double-boiler
  • 1tspvanilla extract,store-bought, or homemade
  • 2cupspowdered sugar

For Topping:

  • 1cupcranberries,dried, roughly chopped
  • ¼cupwhite chocolate chips,melted in the microwave, or double-boiler



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt until well-blended. Set aside.

  3. Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat the butter and sugars together for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy.

  4. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating in between to incorporate. Add the vanilla, then reduce the speed to low, and slowly add in the dry ingredients.

  5. Increase the speed to medium, and continue beating until well-combined. Fold in the white chocolate chips and cranberries, and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.

  6. Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour. Then place dough by rounded tablespoon-fulls at least 2½-inches apart onto a baking sheet that has been prepared with parchment paper.

  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden around the edges.

  8. Remove pan, and transfer the cookies to a cooling rack until cool. Repeat with the remaining dough until all cookies are baked. Wait until cookies reach room temperature before adding frosting and toppings.


  1. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together the cream cheese and melted white chocolate until combined. Add in the vanilla and mix until combined. Then reduce speed to low and add the powdered sugar. Mix until incorporated.

  2. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl, and beat once more for 1 minute on medium speed until the frosting is smooth. You can add more powdered sugar for a thicker frosting.

  3. Spread the frosting on the cooled cookies. Then immediately sprinkle the frosted cookies with the chopped dried cranberries. Use a fork to drizzle on the frosting, swishing it back and forth over the cookies.

Recipe Notes

Be sure that your cream cheese is really at room temperature before adding the white chocolate for the frosting. Otherwise, the chocolate could seize up.


  • Calories: 164.39kcal
  • Fat: 7.70g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.61g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.04g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.34g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.55g
  • Fiber: 0.43g
  • Sugar: 16.04g
  • Protein: 1.74g
  • Cholesterol: 23.33mg
  • Sodium: 98.57mg
  • Calcium: 23.30mg
  • Potassium: 44.71mg
  • Iron: 0.20mg
  • Vitamin A: 53.20µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.64mg
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