Keep things simple this holiday season with an easy drop cookie filled with festive flavours like cranberry, orange and chocolate with this recipe for cranberry orange and chocolate chip cookies.

Cranberry Orange and Chocolate Cookies

I’m a bit behind on my Christmas cookie baking this year. But I’ve got a couple of great recipes to share with you for the holidays. These Cranberry Orange and Chocolate Cookies are just the beginning.

Where have I been the last week or so? I wish I could tell you that I was off on some fun adventure, but at the moment, my life is not that exciting. In reality, I was moving my blog over to a new server (let’s just take in how nerdy that sounds…). I also finally finished reading The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer – it was good, but a slow read. I’ve also hopped on The Hunger Games bandwagon about 3 years too late. Better late than never, right? As you can see, I’ve been busy.

Coming up with unique ideas for Christmas cookies is really hard. I feel like everything has already been done, and if it’s been done, it’s probably better than something I could do. This recipe, while it might not be the most unique-wish-I’d-thought-of-that-first kind of cookie, it combines some classic, holiday flavours: cranberry, orange, white and dark chocolate. If you’re looking for a simple, cookie that doesn’t require decorating, this will be the perfect recipe for you.

Yields 32

Cranberry, Orange and Chocolate Cookies

Combine cranberry, orange and chocolate to make a simple and flavourful holiday cookie!

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, orange zest, baking soda and kosher salt. (Don't be afraid to go in there with your fingers to separate the clumps of orange zest all around.)
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Mix in egg and vanilla.
  5. Slowly mix in flour in two additions. Stir in dried cranberries, white chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop 1 tbsp cookie dough about 1 ½” apart onto parchment lined baking sheets.
  7. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough.


Recipe by Louisa Clements