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Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and tart flavors. They are fantastic for the holidays and surprisingly easy to make!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, cranberry cookies, white chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 33 cookies
Calories: 152kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric hand mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment
  • Baking trays
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie scoop
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Rubber spatula


  • 2 sticks butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or chunks
  • ½ cup dried cranberries zest


  • Make the brown butter. You can skip this step and use softened butter to mix with sugars, but brown butter does give a creamier and caramel flavor to cookies. Melt butter in a small sauce pot or pan until it starts to become brown. Remove from the heat, let cool and pour into a large mixing bowl.
    2 sticks butter
  • Add sugars, blend with an electric mixer on medium and follow with egg yolk. Blend.
    ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 large egg yolk
  • Add flour, lemon zest, vanilla, salt, baking soda. Blend on low and finally stir in chocolate chunks and cranberries. Refrigerate the batter for 10 minutes.
    2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, ¾ teaspoon salt, 1 cup white chocolate chips or chunks, ½ cup dried cranberries
  • Scoop about 1 ½ - 2 tablespoon size of the dough into balls, place on a baking sheet, and press slightly to flatten. Arrange more chocolate chunks and cranberries on top and bake for 8 minutes at 375ºF.
  • You will need to scoop and bake in batches, refrigerating the dough in between the baking.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.5mg