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Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies Recipe

These are one of my favorite cookies to make for the holidays. I prepare a batch early in the holiday season and freeze them.—Sherry Conley, Noel Hants County, Nova Scotia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:88 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups dried cranberries
  • 2 cups vanilla or white chips
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups vanilla or white chips
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, cranberry juice and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in cranberries and vanilla chips.
  • 2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 3. For glaze, microwave vanilla chips and shortening at 70% power until melted; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Yield: about 7 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 103 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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lgrl8 User ID: 6067409 172691
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"easy to make, taste delicious and look great!"

joyriver User ID: 3203363 113763
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

"Very, very good! I added some orange zest and loved the addition."

jieastcott User ID: 1507778 92866
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"Very good and stands out on a plate of holiday cookies. I didn't add the glaze but they were great nonetheless."

hb_brat User ID: 4280612 162037
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"These are wonderful cookies, easy to make and the added bonus - diabetic friendly! Everyone loved them!"

SoCalGirlinTX User ID: 4910071 92865
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"These cookies are great! I took a bunch to work to share and all my coworkers loved them. Several folks insisted on getting the recipe, and baked them the following week for their department."

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