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Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and tart flavors. They are great for the holidays and easy to make!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, cranberry cookies, white chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 33 cookies
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


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


  • 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.
  • Add sugars, blend with an electric mixer on medium and follow with egg yolk. Blend.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg