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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
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4.87 from 15 votes

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

These flavor-packed Cranberry-Orange White Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Cookies are one of my favorite types of cookies ever.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 60 cookies
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts chopped (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  • With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until smooth. Add orange zest, vanilla, and eggs until well incorporated.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Spoon the flour mixture gradually into the creamed sugar mixture.
  • Stir in the cranberries, white chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts.
  • Drop by heaping spoonfuls, about 2 tablespoons, onto the prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
  • Bake one sheet at a time until lightly golden on top and the edges are set, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Cool on the sheet for about 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


Nut note: I sometimes make these nut-free and they are just as good. I do this for my kiddos and my two sisters, Bonnie, and Nicole who are allergic. In fact ladies, there is a batch in the oven just for you. Xoxo
recipe adapted from Pioneer Woman


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 42mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg