Cranberry & White Chocolate Cookies

It's cookie time again.

I got this recipe from Maria over at The Goddess's Kitchen. I doubled the original recipe and changed it into cup measures. I like to have lots of cookies to share around.

This is my 'go to' recipe whenever I want a blonde cookie. I have baked it a few times, changing about the fillings and they always turn out beautifully. So, if you are looking for a good blonde cookie recipe, then this is the one for you. If you would prefer it in metric, the original recipe is here.

If you love white chocolate try white chocolate and peppermint truffles.

Cranberry & White Chocolate Cookies

250g/1 cup butter, softened
½ cup demerara sugar
½ cup caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large egg yolks
2 ½ cups plain flour
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup white chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 180C/ fan 160C/ Gas 4.

Beat together the butter and sugar until it is pale and creamy, either in an electric mixer or by hand.

Beat in the vanilla extract and egg yolk.

Add the flour, cranberries and white chocolate chips. Mix until you have a smooth dough, with the only lumps being the chocolate and fruit.

Using your hands, roll the dough into golf sized balls and lightly press each one flat on to a greased baking sheet, making sure they are spread slightly apart.

Bake for 12 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and let cool for a couple of minutes before moving onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 24


  1. YUM! what a delicious combination.
    And I love the purple dish you displayed them in.


  2. Hi Rose, That was one of my last purchases from Paperchase, before it shut down. I do love it :)

  3. So glad these have become a favourite in your house too. These cookies are so adaptable and the cranberry and white choc combo is always a hit together. The cookies look really yummy!


  4. I have that cake stand! I went mad and bought about 4 when paperchase were selling them off. Love!

    Your cookies look lovely.

    Katie xox

  5. I really love this recipe too, and they look so pretty on that cake stand!

  6. Blondes do have more fun, so they say since neither of us is blonde:D

  7. They are just scrumptious Maria, thanks so much for the recipe :)

    Hey Katie, you have great taste girl :)

    Thanks Lisa :)

    I do go blonde from time to time. I can't remember having any more fun than usual Val, but these blondes are definitely fun :)

  8. Doubling the recipe is a very good place to start with any cookie recipe!

    They look lovely!

  9. I've made these cookies before and they are so addictive too. I'm only allowed to make them once in a blue moon now lol

  10. I happen to think so too Helen :)

    That's just not fair at all Chele, mind you, I bet you really enjoy them when you do make them :)

  11. Cranberries and white chocolate sound wonderful!

  12. I was really pleased with these when I made them too - yours do loook good.

  13. These cookies are gorgeous - I love them too. Yours look perfect! Beautiful pink plate. Lucie x

  14. It's a lovely combination Pam, chewy and sweet, mmmmmmmmmm!

    Thanks Choclette :)

    It's a great cake stand isn't it Lucie? I doso love paperchase :)

  15. These are lovely cookies...I may have to make these for my kids today.

  16. I am not a huge fan of white chocolate, but I could substitute dark chocolate and would be in heaven! This looks awesome!

  17. I love the flavor pairing of cranberry and white chocolate and these cookies look fabulous!

  18. I am sure they will go down well and earn you brownie points Pam :)

    Yoou are right Jenn, dark chocolate would be lovely in these cookies :)

    Thanks Michelle :)

  19. never made blonde cookies before but am sure I would enjoy this combo - white chocolate and cranberries are just so right together

  20. Lovely Jackie. A delightful treat. Speaking of treats, I posted that cheesecake recipe :)

  21. I just made up the blonde part Johanna, it just sounded so much better than blondie cookies :)

    Thanks Sophie :)

    Oh great Lisa, I am heading off to have a look :)

  22. I admired these on Maria's site - I will have to make them one day!

  23. They are really worth making CC :)

  24. Yum, Yum! Cranberry and white chocolate.


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