Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies – A Christmas Cookie Exchange

Today I’m joining a group of my close blog friends for a Christmas Cookie Exchange.  Nothing like a great new cookie recipe to share with family and friends this holiday season!

If you’re popping over from my friend Courtney’s blog A Thoughtful Place hello and welcome! So happy to have you here! If you’re an old friend, thank you for coming back! Isn’t this time of year the best?! I love all the yummy home-made baked goodies.

As the season gets closer to Christmas, we decorate our homes (you can see mine HERE), gather with close friends, and enjoy the wonderful scent of fresh baked cookies filling our kitchens. I love this time and the way that it nourishes my soul.

Simple Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookie Recipe

It’s that nourishing of the soul, that inspired me to share my own Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe – it is the hubs favorite cookie and it’s perfect really any time of the year! It’s got that sweet white chocolate taste with a bit of extra cranberry chewiness – a winning combination in my book!

But the best part… is when you pair your cookies with a steaming cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows or a cool, refreshing, tall glass of milk.

Then on Christmas Eve, you can leave Santa a few cranberry white chocolate chip cookies and milk – I bet you might get a few extra packages under the tree! Haha

If you’re looking for the perfect cookie for the holidays, these cranberry white chocolate chip cookies are it!

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Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

The perfect cookie to make at Christmas time... or really any time of the year!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Cookie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 3 dozen


  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter, softened
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups (12-oz package) Nestle Toll House Premier White Morsels
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg.
  4. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  5. Stir in morsels and cranberries.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Next stop on our tour is my sweet friend Annie of Zevy Joy. Her beautiful, warm home and gorgeous photos will have you swooning… and so will her Simple Sugar Cookies!

Also be sure to check out the rest of my friends’ blogs and their great cookie recipes!  I know you will love each of these talented ladies. I’m grateful for their friendship this holiday season and I’m so incredibly grateful for all of you!

To see more of my home decorated for Christmas, simply click on the photo’s below…

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  1. Love the idea! They look so pretty. Have you ever made them with chocolate chips? I don’t always like the taste of white chocolate.

    1. I have not Karin, but I know that combination would totally work! And actually, I might prefer that combo better – it’s my hubs that has the extreme sweet tooth! haha. Let me know if you try it… before I do! xo

  2. Tana those look and sound amazing! I love anything white chocolate and cranberry! Thanks for joining us on this fun little tour! Merry Christmas!

    1. They really are amazing (and easy to make)! Thanks so much for including me in this fabulous tour – our friendship means the world to me. Merry Christmas to you and yours. xo

  3. So delicious!!! Making these for sure. I agree . . with a tall glass of milk. So good. We host Christmas Eve and always put out a tray of sweet treats so these are on the menu this year. Love doing this tour with you. Such gorgeous photos, my friend.

    1. I love that you put out an assortment of sweet treats on Christmas Eve! I used to do a girlfriends cookie exchange – a live one – haha… I think I should plan one for next year. Love your style + photos too. Merry Christmas friend!

  4. Tana your styling is incredible friend and these cookies are delightful! I am a huge fan of cranberry anything and when paired with white chocolate… even better! Loved touring with you and enjoying this gorgeous post! xo

    1. I’m with you… I love cranberries on all kinds of things; desserts, salads, sandwiches! Loved doing this tour with you and your photos are impeccable as always. xo (And of course, Merry Christmas to you and yours in the PNW!)

    1. It’s an amazing combo Tiffany! You must try them… I too am wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!!!

    1. The cranberries give the Christmas vibe, but they are amazing any time of the year. Let me know what you think once you make them! Merry Christmas. xo

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