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Cranberry-White Chocolate Cookies

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
  • Makes
    about 7 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 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


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, cranberry juice and vanilla. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in cranberries and vanilla chips.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° until edges begin to brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For glaze, microwave vanilla chips and shortening at 70% power until melted; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.
Nutrition 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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  • Lynn
    Dec 19, 2019

    Great tasting cookie and easy to make! I did have a problem melting chips for glaze in the microwave so I started over on the glaze and used a double-boiler.

  • Charles
    Dec 18, 2019

    Cookies are very easy to make and taste great. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Maria
    Dec 15, 2019

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  • BeatriceAnne
    Jan 13, 2019

    the best cookie ever!!

  • shill_ud
    Dec 8, 2016

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  • lgrl8
    Nov 19, 2013

    Easy to make, taste delicious and look great!

  • joyriver
    Dec 3, 2012

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

  • jieastcott
    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
    Dec 19, 2011

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

  • SoCalGirlinTX
    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.