Holiday Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Holiday Cherry Chocolate Chip CookiesOkay, so these cookies may not be the prettiest holiday cookies. But they may be some of the tastiest. I found some holiday red and green colored semisweet chocolate chips to up the festive factor. But you can use regular semisweet chocolate chips. Who can resist a chocolate chip cookie? Better yet, one with three types of chocolate chips plus dried cranberries? Leave some out for Santa. You might get an extra special gift.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semisweet holiday red and green chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare 2 large baking sheets with non stick baking mats or use parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Using a mixer, combine the butter, sugar and brown sugar and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat on medium speed until combined, about 1 minute.
  6. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in 3 batches, stirring until just combined.
  7. Add the dried cherries, and the 3 types of chocolate chips to the mixture.
  8. Mix manually with a wooden spoon until chips and cherries are combined.
  9. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
  10. Bake until light golden brown and just set, 8-10 minutes.
  11. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Note: These cookies can be baked ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.


26 thoughts on “Holiday Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Fayetteville Mall, September 5, 2002

    In the shade across from the Wake County Courthouse
    An entire row of folks wait. They wait anticipating
    The crown-stripped Miss North Carolina, and others.
    “Mary,” who carries a baseball bat, handcuffs, and
    Thirty bracelets, watches as the Capital’s finest walk
    The worn out bricks of Fayetteville Street Mall.
    The thick stench of racism pollutes beautiful fall air.
    Sympathetic eyes search for compassion as workers
    Dismantle metal scaffolding, a job well done. Lily pads
    Float, bald-headed briefcase toter huffs and puffs up nine
    Stairs. Sturdy capitalists go by: easy targets. Unaware.
    A local high princess displays her hair seriously. Orange
    Outfits mix with cell phones, coffee and power lunches.
    No rich people come out of the court losers, but many
    Weeping wives head back to Person Street frustrated
    By a system gone awry. They too are easy targets.

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