White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies


I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Mine was one I’ll never forget, and Of course I’ll blog about it later. I’m trying to squeeze in some posts before heading to Charelston. As you all know, my parents moved there over the weekend. I haven’t seen them since late September, so I’m pretty excited. We will probably go out for a Thanksgiving celebration dinner tomorrow. I can’t wait to get in some good beach runs with my mom. She’s my favorite running partner. I have a lot of Thanksgiving foods to run off, too; like these white chocolate cranberry cookies.

These were just a spin off to my go-to chocolate chip cookies.


Ingredients: *1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, *1/2 teaspoon baking soda, *1 stick butter, *1/2 cup sugar, *1/2 cup packed brown sugar, *1/4 teaspoon sea salt, *1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, *12 ounces white chocolate chips, *3/4 cup dried cranberries.

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Β In a side mixing bowl, combine the flour and baking soda.
2. In an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth and lump free. (3 minutes)
3. Mix inΒ the packed brown sugar, sugar and salt. (1 minute)
4. Add the egg and vanilla. Lightly beat the ingredients together until combined.
5. Slowly add in the flour & baking soda. Mix in the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.
6. On a greased baking sheet, add heaping tablespoon sized dough balls 1 1/2 inches apart.
7. Bake 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them because all ovens cook differently. The edges should be golden brown.

Whenever I make this dough for later use, I wrap it up and keep it in the refrigerator. It’ll last up to one week. If you store it in the freezer, it’ll last up to a month. Sometimes I made the dough as gifts and write the storing directions on the outside.


These cookies were amazing.

They were so festive and perfect for the holiday season. They reminded me of the macadamia nut subway cookies with the bursting flavor of white chocolate chips. I will definitely be making these again. I think next time, I’ll add m&ms and peanut butter chips!


Btw, I perfected the yellow cupcake! I made several recipes and then found the right one! I’ll post that soon!


  • Ashley

    They look absolutely delicious!

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  • Morgan

    I made these tonight as part of my holiday baking along with your iced oatmeal ones, my boyfriend loved them! A keeper for sure!

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  • Dee

    I made these for a cookie exchange party this past weekend and they were a huge hit!! Thanks so much for this recipe. It will definitely now be in my holiday cookie rotation.

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  • Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out

    These look incredible, I love white chocolate!

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  • Chloe – A Latte Lipstick

    Oh no! I don’t need any more sugar or food right now, but these look amazing! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    XO Chloe
    A Latte Lipstick

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  • Amber

    Ah those cookies look so yummy!!! What do you do with the recipes that you don’t like?

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  • Dana

    The cookies remind me of the flavors in my beloved Cranberry Bliss bar from the ‘Bucks. I can’t wait to make them!

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  • Rach

    You made those cupcakes?! They look bakery professional and DELICIOUS!!! I’ve been reading your blog for years, but I’m not much of a commenter… But these did it! I can’t wait to try your recipe, and thanks for always inspiring me (and many others)! πŸ™‚

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  • Linda @ TheFitty

    I’ve been looking for a copy cat subway macadamia white chocolate cookie recipe! I think that’s what you should have called it, something along the lines of “Copy cat subway cookie” πŸ™‚ thanks, Tara!

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  • Ariel

    Those yellow cupcakes look on pointtt!! Nice frosting skills, Taralynn!

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