Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
12 Mins
Makes about 3 dozen

Fans of classic cookies will love these updated Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies, accented with dried cranberries and gooey white chocolate.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; set aside.

Step 2

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition.

Step 3

Add flour mixture to butter mixture gradually, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in white chocolate morsels and cranberries.

Step 4

Drop cookie dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned on bottom. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Step 6

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Craisins for sweetened dried cranberries.

Ratings & Reviews

Thick dough but def worth it

December 26, 2017
I modified the recipe (based on past reviews and according to taste): 1) to counter the dryness comments, added 2 T of vegetable shortening to the butter. 2) reduced the sugar to 1 C (the sweetened dried cranberries would make up for the -1/3 C). 3) added 1 tsp. vanilla (while creaming the butter). 4) baked for 15 minutes on silicone sheets. The dough was so thick even my KitchenAid 4.5Qt mixer was rocking back & forth. First time I experienced that.  FYI: 1 cookie sheet was an airbake one, while the other was a regular cookie sheet; the results were the same. They tasted delicious! 

Noelle's Review

November 26, 2008
I made these for my honey and he loved them. I added some vanilla to them. The only thing I did not like is they did not spread out like the picture. Very easy and I had everything but the chocolate already at home.

cyndi2774's Review

December 09, 2008
After reading the previous reviws RE: dry dough, I added an additional 2 tbsp. of softened butter to the dough. The dough was not dry at all afterwards, and these were some of my favorite cookies EVER!

Lynn612's Review

December 18, 2008
I have made these twice (once for a cookie exchange) and think they are wonderful. I have not had any problems with the dough being dry. Maybe it helps using a stand mixer. I did not add any extra butter but did add 1 tsp. vanilla. I used a cookie scoop (Pampered chef) that is just a little under a TBS and my cookies cooked in 11 minutes. I opted to not flatten the cookies and they stayed a little more in a mound shape. For a smaller cookie that works fine.

akakgigi's Review

November 22, 2011
I soaked the cranberries over night in orange juice

Mariannestites's Review

December 13, 2008
I made these cookies for my softball teams holiday party and they were great. I read the other reviews and saw that some people thought that the batter was dry, so I added an extra tablespoon of butter. I was surprised the recipe didn't call for vanilla, so I added a teaspoon to the batter. After I put the cookies on the cookie sheet, I flattened them slightly, and when they were done, they looked just like the picture. These cookies are a definite repeat.

Padlt1's Review

December 05, 2008
I would recommend to bake the cookies for 16 mins. This is one of the best recipes that I have tried. It was a little difficult to stir in the dried cranberries and white chocolate, so I had to do it in small batches. Also I used white small chunks of chocolate vs the chips and they worked fine. Based on the price at the store, the small chunks were more economical.

zelpern's Review

December 11, 2008
I would not recommend this recipe. I tried it twice, and both times the dough was dry and crumbly. Obviously whoever wrote this recipe did not do a very thorough test of it before submitting it. I'm really disappointed in this recipe. Upon reading the other comments, I see that other people found the dough also to be dry, and one person added butter. It shows that this recipe has not been practiced and perfected and probably shouldn't be up on this web site. I just wasted a lot of time and ngredients for cookies that I was excited to make and am now not sure how I feel about using this web site and trusting the recipes that are on it.

Ferrau's Review

December 19, 2009
These are great but the White Chocolate-Dipped Oatmeal-Cranberry Cookies are even BETTER!

ChicPeach's Review

December 15, 2011
These turned out wonderful with the following changes - increased butter to 3/4 cup, steeped crasins and reserved liquid, which I added as needed to batter when mixing to keep it moist and pliable enough for my hand mixer. Because I used the cranberry liquid, I did not add vanilla as others had mentioned in their reviews. I dropped by heaping teaspoon instead of tablespoon. Cookies came out moist, browned up along the edges, and were properly baked inside at 10 minutes. These changes corrected the shortcomings mentioned in previous reviews.