Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Cookies. Citrus orange dough with fresh or dried cranberries, orange zest, and white chocolate chunks. A popular cookie!

Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Cookies

Citrus dough with fresh cranberries, orange zest, and white chocolate chunks.
Course Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24
Author Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey


  • 1 cup Butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Orange Zest
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla or Almond Extract
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh Cranberries halved (or 1 cup Dried Cranberries)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups White Chocolate Chips or Chunks

  • Optional Orange Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup Butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Orange Juice
  • 2 teaspoons Orange Zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar for 4 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add orange zest and vanilla or almond extract and cream for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking powder, and salt and mix just until combined. Stir in cranberries and white chocolate.
  4. Chill dough for 30 minutes.
  5. Drop onto Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake for 11-14 minutes or until lightly golden on edges. Let cool.
  6. If making orange glaze: in a small bowl, stir together butter, powdered sugar, orange juice, and orange zest until smooth. Drizzle over cookies.