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White Chocolate Cranberry Drop Cookies

A new Christmas cookie favorite – these Cranberry Drop cookies have white chocolate throughout and are super easy to make!

This is a festive cookie for sure, with it’s red bursts of cranberries and little chunks of white chocolate, everyone will enjoy this updated drop cookie!

Christmas cookies are one of my specialties, I have after all been baking them by the dozens since I was about 10 years old.

I find that people love anything with cranberries at this time of year – and I can’t blame them. They are bright and festive and they add a lovely tartness to any sweet cookie recipe.


Cooking time: 10 mins

Makes: 24 cookies (more if you make them smaller)


  • Butter 
  • Brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Dried cranberries
  • White chocolate chips

This recipe was adapted from Taste of Home , though we omitted the frosting as it made them far too sweet for our liking, and also more difficult to make ahead and freeze for our Christmas trays.

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Yield: 24 cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Drop Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Drop Cookies

A new Christmas cookie favorite - these Cranberry Drop cookies have white chocolate throughout and are super easy to make!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In large bowl (mixer) beat together butter and sugars until it is crumbly. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add to butter mixture and mix well.
  4. Stir in cranberries and chocolate chips until just combined.
  5. Drop by heaping tsp onto a greased (or parchment lined) baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes until cookies are lightly golden around the edges.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

*Please note that nutritional values are not always 100% accurate and are to be used as a guide.

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Even in their raw state they look so yummy!

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  7. Movie Poster of their favourite film, framed and ready to hang in their favourite movie watching spot!

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