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Cranberry White Chocolate Christmas Cookies are the perfect cookie for this magical time of year. All the colors and flavors of the season!

Cranberry White Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Course Cookies
Prep Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Author Quinn Caudill


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened, 1.5 sticks
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 2 tsp brandy or vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Using a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter for one minute on medium-high speed until completely smooth.

  2. Add the sugars and mix on medium-high until creamy.

  3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the egg and brandy. Beat on high speed for 30 seconds.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt until combined.
  5. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
  6. Add the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips; mix on low for a few seconds until evenly mixed.
  7. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator.
  8. The dough needs to chill for at least 2 hours and up to 2 days.
  9. When ready to make pre-heat the oven or 350°F and remove cookie dough from the fridge
  10. As the oven heats allow to sit at room temperature for at least 10 minutes or longer if in the fridge for more than two hours.
  11. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  12. Scoop about 1 tbsp of dough and roll into balls.
  13. Place 8 - 10 on each baking sheet.
  14. Bake in batches for 8-10 minutes, until barely golden brown around the edges.
  15. The cookies will look extremely soft when you remove them from the oven.
  16. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet.
  17. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

First published by Quinn Caudill for dadwhats4dinner.com © 2016 | Recipe modified from Sally's Baking Addiction. Sally has the best recipes and great techniques. Please check out wonderful her blog.