Cranberry, White Chocolate, Crystallized Ginger Cookies
Cranberry, White Chocolate, Crystallized Ginger Cookies are lip-smackin’ good. Festive, delicious, and perfect for the holidays!
Looking for a new Christmas cookie? These Cranberry Bliss Cookies will be a major hit!
Why You Must Make
- These flavor-packed cranberry bliss cookies rank near the top of my best cookies ever list. Besides the outrageously delicious combination of tastes to tickle every taste bud, the bite of these is like no other.
- There’s a certain snap when your teeth meet the sweet. These are not a crisp cookie, but not a soft chewy cookie either. These cranberry white chocolate crystallized ginger cookies are somewhere balanced perfectly in the middle of the spectrum.
- If you’re looking for a new, show-stopping Christmas cookie recipe, give this winner a try!
How to Make
The term “cranberry bliss” was coined by Starbucks via their cranberry bliss bars. Utilizing some of the same flavors, these cranberry bliss cookies are irresistible. Here are some tips for making perfect cookies!
- Start by having your butter and eggs at room temperature. This allows for easier and more complete incorporation into the dough.
- Feel free to use white chocolate chips for these cookies, but I prefer using Ghirardelli white chocolate bars and chopping my own chunks.
- The addition of shortening gives these cookies some structure. You can use all butter, but expect a flatter cookie.
- Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. This prevents your cookies from sticking to the pan and makes for easy cleanup.
- Use a cookie scoop to make consistent-sized cookies. I like a medium scoop for these cookies.
- In general, I like under-baking my cookies just slightly. They will continue to cook a bit after they’re out of the oven from the residual heat of the baking sheet. This ensures a chewier cookie.
- These Cranberry, White Chocolate, Crystallized Ginger Cookies freeze well, so you can make them ahead for the holidays. I like putting them in gallon sized freezer ziploc bags with most of the air removed for freezing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cranberry Bliss Bars are a popular seasonal item at Starbucks. They’re a blonde cake with dried cranberries, a layer of cream cheese frosting that’s sprinkled with orange zest, and dried cranberries.
Cranberry bliss cookies will keep well in a sealed container at room temperature for 3-4 days. After that, they can be frozen, if kept in an airtight container, for up to 3 months.
Also known as candied ginger, crystallized ginger is made by cooking ginger in a sugar syrup then coating it in coarse sugar.
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Cranberry, White Chocolate, Crystallized Ginger Cookies
A star studded cookie that's perfect for the holidays and all year long!
- 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 2/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
- 1/3 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped
- 8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350º. Line baking sheets with parchment and set them aside.
- Cream butter, shortening, and sugars. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Mix in salt and baking soda, then flour.
- Stir in cranberries, pecans, ginger, and white chocolate.
- Scoop, then roll tablespoonfuls of dough. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or till golden. Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet then remove the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.
The shortening gives a delightful snap to these cookies. If you use all butter, you'll miss the wonderful texture the shortening provides.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
59 Comments on “Cranberry, White Chocolate, Crystallized Ginger Cookies”
i so need to get better at baking cookies. I don’t know why I never do but these look just to good to pass! Bookmarked for future use!
Holy yum! Those look absolutely delicious. My favorite cookie o bake during the holidays is a white chocolate pecan cookie. They are wonderful and a crowd pleaser!
These are seriously gorgeous. I think we should make these when I visit. Oh, by the way, did I mention I want to visit? Ha
Thanks so much for joining us for Cookie Week. I love every opportunity we get to work together. It’s always so much fun.
I’ve done cranberry and white chocolate but the addition of the ginger makes these even more of a celebration!
These cookies look super tasty, I never realised ginger and cranberries could go so well together 😀
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These cookies look amazing! I love cranberry and white chocolate but the additional crystallized ginger sounds amazing! Yay for cookie week 🙂
I really am loving these cookies. especially the addition of crystallized ginger!
Gosh, it’s been a long time since I last tasted ginger cookies! Love the addition of cranberries!
I’m in love with these cookies!
Ginger bread cookies with dark chocolate is one of my all-time favorite holiday cookies. Although your festive cranberry-white chocolate-crystalized ginger does look and sound tantalizing!
Apart from cranberry sauce, cranberries themselves are a relatively new thingy here in Oz. We’ve only recently been able to buy cranberry juice. I’m so glad that we can now buy dried cranberries – I love them! And yes, the Christmas baking is off to a slow stat but we all know there’s going to be a snowball affect. Your cookies are gorgeous and would make great gifts xx
Just wanted to say that this is such a winning combo cookie recipe! They look soo good. 🙂
These holiday cookies look fantastic, Liz.
Hi Liz, the addition of crystallized ginger in your cookies sound delicious! Peanut butter cookies are my absolute faves! (Too bad I’m not staying in US, would love to participate in the draw!)
At first sight I didn’t think the combination was this good and extensive till I looked at the ingredients. I would love to try this!!! Lucky winner is gonna be really lucky with all these generous prizes 😉
I love rolled sugar cookies
I love my mom’s Peanut butter, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. But I’m a sucker for anything with cranberries 🙂
I love all your yummy cookie recipes. Thanks for the lovely giveaway too.
My favorite cookie to bake is thumbprint cookies!