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Soft White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

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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! ohsweetbasil.com

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! ohsweetbasil.com

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! ohsweetbasil.com

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.

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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.

Is White Chocolate Really Chocolate?

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


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Soft White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

2.9 from 40 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24 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!


  • 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 flour plus 1 tablespoon, 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
Store in an airtight container or freeze for up to 3 months
Nutrition Facts
Soft White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 181mg8%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 189IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • Cookies look good enough to eat

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  • 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).

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    • Ohh, I cannot wait to try it yourway! Thank you!

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  • i love white choc chip cookies. yum!

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    • Thnks Dina!

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  • 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!

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    • Woohoo!!! I am so, so happy you liked them!

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