Soft & Chewy White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies

These soft and chewy White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies are absolutely delicious (and incredibly addictive). Perfect for Christmas… or anytime of the year!!

I don’t care what anyone says, I’m putting white chocolate and cranberries up there as one of the best flavour combinations in the whole entire world. Big call, perhaps? But totally deserved!!! And can I tell you a secret? These white chocolate & cranberry cookies are going to blow your socks off. Yep, they’re that good!

White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies

You know how when you buy cookies from Subway they’re really soft and chewy? Well these are just like that… only way better!!

White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies

To make these little bites of pure heaven, I used one of my all-time favourite cookie recipes. It’s so simple and you always guaranteed to end up with the BEST biscuits.

White Chocolate & Cranberry CookiesThen I just popped in a few (ok, ok a LOT) of white chocolate chips and dried cranberries and mixed them all together. When it comes to adding chocolate chips to cookie dough, I live by the philosophy of ‘when in doubt – add more’. Clearly that philosophy is probably also one of the reasons I need to exercise EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Never mind…. it’s totally worth it when a white chocolate and cranberry cookie is awaiting you at the end of your walk. Yep, the logic of a sugarholic. Gotta love it.

White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies

Okie dokie. So the trick to getting these cookies absolutely perfectly soft and chewy is to make sure that you don’t overcook them!!! Take them out of the oven as soon as they’ve started to turn golden. They will continue to cook on the baking tray once you’ve removed it from the oven, so make sure you whip them out at just the right time! Don’t get all freaked out that they’re going to be undercooked – if they’re starting to turn golden, they’re ready.

White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies

When you bite into one of these babies you’re going to know exactly what I mean about the whole soft and chewy thing. Oh and you’re going to totally jump on the ‘add-more-chocolate-chips’ bandwagon too (which can I just say, is by far the best bandwagon in the world).

White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies

So my lovelies, promise me you’ll make these white chocolate and cranberry cookies. Pinky promise!?

White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies

Oooh PS – I forgot to mention that this cookie dough freezes really, really well. So feel free to make a huge double or triple batch and freeze it uncooked in airtight ziplock bags until you need it.

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White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies

Soft & Chewy White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies

Perfectly soft and chewy white chocolate & cranberry cookies are absolutely delicious (and incredibly addictive)
5 from 3 votes
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Course: sweet
Cuisine: Biscuits/Cookies
Keyword: White chocolate and cranberry cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 24 serves
Calories: 264kcal

Ingredients

  • 210 g unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour sifted
  • 1 tsp bi-carb soda
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius.
  • Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar and caster sugar together with a stand mixer or hand held beaters for 2 minutes or until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla extract, salt and eggs and mix for 1 minute or until completely combined.
  • Gently fold through the sifted plain flour and bi-carb soda until just combined (don't over-mix).
  • Stir through the cranberries and white chocolate chips.
  • Place heaped tablespoon sized balls of the mixture onto the prepared baking trays and press down lightly (allow plenty of room for spreading).
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the edges have just started to appear golden (don't overcook).
  • Remove from the oven and leave on the baking trays for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully use a flat spatula or scraper to move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
  • Place butter, brown sugar and caster sugar into the TM bowl and mix for 1 minute, Speed 6. Reduce to Speed 3, and while the blades are turning, add the salt, vanilla extract, and eggs through the MC hole.
  • Add the plain flour and bi-carb soda and mix for 40 seconds, Speed 4.
  • Add the white chocolate chips and the cranberries and mix on Reverse, Speed 3 for 10 seconds.
  • Place heaped tablespoon sized balls of the mixture onto the prepared baking trays and press down lightly (allow plenty of room for spreading).
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the edges have just started to appear golden (don't overcook).
  • Remove from the oven and leave on the baking trays for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully use a flat spatula or scraper to move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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29 thoughts on “Soft & Chewy White Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies”

  1. jayne says:

    These look so good Lucy and they look quick too in the thermomix!

  2. Cindy@Your kids Ot says:

    Lucy a big congratulations!!!! You are super organised with next year but you will be very busy with cuddles. Enjoy and savour every moment (even the middle of the night cuddles) because before you know it they grow up. My baby turned 9 this week. Recipe looks good too 😉

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much!!! Hehehe I hope I’m more organised come the end of Feb!! Absolutely hanging out for little bubba cuddles! xx

  3. Sarah says:

    OMG is all I can say! I never have any luck with cookies but these were PERFECT! Best cookies I’ve ever made by far – thank you!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh you have officially made my day!!! THANK YOU!!!!

  4. Lisa Cutajar says:

    These are the next cookies I’m going to make and I’m VERY excited about it!! I’ve had great success with two other cookie recipes of yours, so no doubt these will be amazing!! Just one quick question…is the 190 temp for a fan forced or conventional oven? If it is for conventional, what would be the fan forced temperature? Thank you ☺️

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Lisa, thank you so much! The temperature is fan-forced. xx

      1. Lisa Cutajar says:

        5 stars
        Thank you!!

  5. Wendy says:

    Can I reduce the caster sugar or omit totally ?

    1. Lucy says:

      Hi Wendy, you could try reducing it but I wouldn’t omit it completely. xx

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