Holiday White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Pretty and festive White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies made with fresh cranberries…Pretty and festive White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies made with fresh cranberries...  ZagLeft

We’re almost into the month of December, the holidays are here and I’m in full fledged baking mode.  Christmas is my favorite time of the year.  I love seeing the decorations up and most of all, I love to begin my holiday baking.

Pretty and festive White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies made with fresh cranberries...  ZagLeft

This recipe for White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies is my first Christmas cookie recipe to post and it’s such a lovely cookie to bring to a cookie swap or place on any cookie tray.  The red and white color combination gives these cookies a festive, holiday feel.  I love the tart taste of the cranberries paired alongside the sweet, rich chunks of white chocolate.

Pretty and festive White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies made with fresh cranberries...  ZagLeft
Although dried cranberries have their place in the cooking and baking world, I really enjoy baking with fresh cranberries. I think fresh cranberries are a bit underrated and often underused.   We (I) tend to limit the use of cranberries to making cranberry sauce, but really, cranberries taste great in lots of foods.  When I bake with fresh cranberries, I coarsely chop them in my food processor and they “cook” while they’re baking in either muffins or cookies.

Holiday White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Pretty and festive White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies made with fresh cranberries...
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 4 dozen cookies
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoons butter , softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cranberries , coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, vanilla and milk and beat until combined. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  • Fold in the cranberries and white chocolate chips.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet spaced 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack.

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