These cranberry white chocolate chip cookies are a holiday classic! A basic brown sugar cookie dough is kicked up a notch with pure maple syrup and loaded with creamy white chocolate chips and tart dried cranberries.
‘Tis the season for cookies, cookies, and more cookies. In case you missed it, yesterday, I posted 10 Christmas Cookie recipes. If you’re in the mood for some cookie eating baking, I’d highly suggest checking it out.
Today, we’re adding another cookie to the list: cranberry white chocolate chip cookies.
Typically, I’m more of a peanut butter cup cookie or mint chocolate cookie kinda girl, but I wanted to mix things up a bit. These cranberry white chocolate chip cookies are a new favorite! They’re chewy, buttery, and I love the contrast between the tart dried cranberries and creamy white chocolate chips.
Bonus: I’m guessing you already have all these ingredients on hand!
How To Make White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
The holiday baking season can get overwhelming and seemingly take FOREVER to get through your extensive cookie list. Luckily, these cookies are super quick and of course, easy to make!
Use a hand mixer to beat together the wet ingredients:
- Butter gives these cookies a that classic buttery taste and chewy texture.
- Brown sugar. Using brown sugar in recipes gives a rich, molasses flavor, which is perfect for a cozy cookie!
- Using an egg yolk instead of the whole egg promotes an ultra chewy cookie.
- Maple syrup. Be sure to use pure maple syrup, not pancake syrup. This gives the cookies a deep flavor and again, a chewy texture.
- Vanilla extract adds depth of flavor and pairs really well with the maple syrup.
Then, use a hand mixer to beat in the dry ingredients:
- All-purpose flour. Like most cookies, this is the base of our cranberry white chocolate chip cookies.
- Baking soda gives the cookies a little lift.
- Salt. As always, salt in a dessert, balances out the sweetness and enhances the other flavors.
- White chocolate chips. You could use any kind of chocolate you like, but white chocolate paired with cranberries is a classic!
- Dried cranberries. You could use any kind of dried fruit you like, but the tartness from the cranberries pairs really well with creamy chocolate!
As you can see, these cookies have a short ingredient list and come together really quickly.
How to store cranberry white chocolate chip cookies
During the holiday season, you probably have more baked goods hanging around than normal. Typically, cookies are stored at room temperature, but luckily, these cookies can be kept at room temperature, the fridge, or even the freezer!
Because these can be kept in the freezer, these can be made well in advance, saving you time and oven space during the busy baking season!
Storing at Room Temperature
Keep cookies fresh for up a week by placing completely cooled cookies in a sealed airtight container.
Storing in the Fridge
Place cooled cookies in a sealed airtight container and store in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Storing in the Freezer
If you’d like to keep your cookies fresh even longer, place completely cooled cookies into a freezer safe ziplock baggie or sealed airtight container. Store in the freezer for up to three months.
How many calories are in a white chocolate cranberry cookie?
Although I prefer to think that cookies, especially holiday treats, don’t have calories. If you’re looking for a more accurate number, these cookies have about 200 calories per cookie.
Creamy white chocolate, tart cranberries, buttery rich cookie dough . . .
. . . there’s a reason these cookies are a holiday classic!
Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
- 1 large egg yolk room temperature
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together butter, brown sugar, egg yolk, maple syrup, and vanilla until well combined.
- Add in flour, baking soda, and salt, then beat together until fully combined.
- Beat in chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop 6 cookies onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are cooked to your liking.
- Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
- Cool slightly and enjoy!
*Note: Nutritional information is estimated and varies based on products used.