Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies are perfect for holiday cookie exchanges. Easy to make Christmas cookies that even Santa will love.

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies are perfect for holiday cookie exchanges. Easy to make Christmas cookies that even Santa will love.

I’m getting the holiday baking itch! Once the calendar hits mid-November I cannot wait to get into the kitchen and make, bake and create all sorts of holiday deliciousness. Cookies are obviously a huge holiday component, I like to make a variety throughout the weeks leading up to Christmas. My big “bake-a-thon” usually happens a couple of days before Christmas. I save that time for my homemade Gingerbread and Sugar Cookies. Our tradition has become that we save Christmas Eve day for decorating sugar cookies. It seems to break up that REALLY long day for my younger kids. As a kid Christmas Eve day is LONG, they want the big event to arrive NOW!

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies are perfect for holiday cookie exchanges. Easy to make Christmas cookies that even Santa will love.

I don’t make a huge variety of cookies, I make what my family likes. I usually try one or two new recipes each year and see what response they get. This year one of my new additions are Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies. I love the combination of flavors and let me tell you these are easy to prepare…who has time for complicated recipes during the holidays? Not this lady!

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies are perfect for holiday cookie exchanges. Easy to make Christmas cookies that even Santa will love.

This recipe uses sweetened, dried cranberries which are chopped and added to the batter. After baking, you drizzle with a simple glaze. I also topped mine with some decorating sugar. This adds a nice touch and makes the cookies look “fancy”. I’m going to make these again for an upcoming cookie swap.

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies are perfect for holiday cookie exchanges. Easy to make Christmas cookies that even Santa will love.

I’m off to enjoy another one (oh who am I kidding, maybe two) with a cup of coffee. Happy baking my friends!!!

Other great holiday treats:

White Chocolate Cranberry Orange Bread

White Chocolate Cranberry Orange Bread bakes up nicely with a cake-like texture and sweetness. The cranberries pop in just a tiny punch of tart!

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cookie Cups

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cookie Cups are a great cookie for holiday cookie exchanges. Easy to make and ooey gooey good!

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Balls
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Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: Approximately 5 dozen cookies.

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies

Ingredients

    Cookies:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T orange juice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chip morsels
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 T orange juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350┬░ degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars with electric mixer. Add milk, egg and orange juice; mix well.
  3. In another bowl, combine: flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Stir in cranberries and white chocolate chip morsels.
  5. Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheets or use a cookie scoop.
  6. Bake approximately 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Cool on wire racks.
  8. In small bowl whisk together powdered sugar and orange juice. If too thick add a tiny bit more orange juice. Drizzle over top of cooled cookies.
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Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Drop Cookies are perfect for holiday cookie exchanges. Easy to make Christmas cookies that even Santa will love.

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