Soft White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies


Chewy and soft white chocolate cranberry cookies are the best thing since the classic oatmeal cookie. These cookies are just like the white chocolate cranberry bliss bars!


the softest white chocolate craisin cookies ever!


So this happened. And I totally forgot about them. Not because they weren’t amazing but because I made so many recipes that week I just got distracted with editing those photos. I saw our white chocolate cranberry cookies sitting there on the computer and I literally can taste that chewy on the outside, soft in the middle with that creamy, white chocolate and big juicy craisins cookies!


the softest white chocolate craisin cookies ever!


Phew, I’d probably better get on with it before I find myself making cookies in the middle of the night. Heaven knows I don’t need that soft, delicious, buttery dough… GAH!


Why do I write when the munchies are bound to happen? It’s like grocery shopping, I need to do it on a full belly.


the softest white chocolate craisin cookies ever!


Soft White Chocolate Craisin Cookies

To make extra soft white chocolate craisin cookies you’re going to want to concentrate on the butter, sugar and eggs.

  1. The butter should be softened, not cold and not melted and it should be beat with the sugar for over a minute. There’s an actual scientific change that occurs when you beat butter and sugar together and that will make for an extra soft cookie.
  2. The eggs have to be large eggs and should be room temperature, not cold. This will make sure that the proper amount of egg goes into the cookie as medium and extra large eggs will change the recipe. A cold egg will also drop the temperature of the dough and change your bake on the cookies.

the softest white chocolate craisin cookies ever!



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Are Cranberries Good For You?

Cranberries are very low in calories and the nutrients in cranberries may lower the risk of urinary tract infections, and prevent  certain types of cancer, improve immune function, and decrease blood pressure.


Can Cranberries Be Eaten Raw?

You can eat cranberries raw, but the pungent flavor may not be pleasing to you.


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White chocolate is made with a blend of sugar, cocoa butter, milk products, vanilla.

Because white chocolate does not contain chocolate solids, technically, it is not chocolate.



Soft White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

soft white chocolate cranberry cookies
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Soft White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Chewy and soft white chocolate cranberry cookies are the best thing since the classic oatmeal cookie. These cookies are just like the white chocolate cranberry bliss bars!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: 100 Best Cookies Recipes on the Planet
Keyword: Cookies, cranberries, dessert, finances, white chocolate
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 3/4 cup craisins
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 11/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk, lightly whisked (eggs should be at room temperature.)
  • 11/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon flour sifted
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a small bowl add the craisins, hot water and baking soda.
  • Stir and set aside.
  • In the bowl of the standing mixer, cream the butter and sugars for 1 minute.
  • Add the vanilla and egg mixture and mix again.
  • Add in the raisin mixture and stir to combine.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and cornstarch.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the mixer and just before it's done mixing add the chocolate chips.
  • Wrap tightly with saran wrap and set in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  • Pull it out for 10 minutes and then scoop onto cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 10 minutes and remove from the oven.
  • Resist if you can or eat right away!


The soda water and craisins helps them to plump up


Serving: 1g | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Cholesterol: 31.7mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 15.6g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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7 comments on “Soft White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies”

  1. Cookies look good enough to eat

  2. I came across your recipe via Pinterest. I had a raisin medley in my pantry that I needed to use up so I used those instead of craisins. I also added a few dashes of ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg – it took the cookies to the next level. Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic recipe! I hope all has been going well in your financial eduction ventures as well (I completely agree that finance should be taught in schools).

  3. i love white choc chip cookies. yum!

  4. I made these cookies tonight because I had all the ingredients on hand and they looked and sounded so tasty. They really delivered on that promise! Really easy to prepare, the texture is phenomenal and they are delicious!