Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Recipe: #31196

December 25, 2018

"This is out of the December 2018 Costco Connection magazine. Cooking time does not include refrigerator time..."

Original is 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (37.6 g)
  • Calories 148.1
  • Total Fat - 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 31.6 mg
  • Sodium - 105.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 20.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 10.6 g
  • Protein - 1.8 g
  • Calcium - 8 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk the butter and sugars together until smooth. Whisk in the egg and yolk, then blend in the vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients to the wet. Stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until cookie dough comes together. Stir in the white chocolate chips, dried cranberries and orange zest. The dough will be very soft.

Step 2

Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 3 hours, or up to 4 days. (If chilling longer than a few hours, allow dough to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, to soften.)

Step 3

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside. Roll dough into balls, using 2 scant tablespoons of dough. Place balls 3 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes, or until lightly browned on the sides and centers still appear soft. Remove from the oven. Cool 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Step 4

Cookies will be soft and chewy.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


Put it this way, my hubs was so stingy when I was placing these in our Christmas cookie give-away trays that he was driving me kinda crazy. He kept on reminding me not to give out too many seeing he was fearing that there wouldn’t be enough for him. These delicious cookies were loved by all. So yummy and a definite make-again and again. I didn’t have enough orange zest, so added some orange extract to compensate. Yum, yum, yum. Thank you, Teresa, for sharing. Made it “For your Consideration” tag game.


review by:
(26 Dec 2022)


I didn't catch the part where you don't have to use the mixer, so I did and it seemed to work fine! These were so wonderful! I had to use milk chocolate chips b/c I mistakenly thought I had white chips, but didn't! I took a tip from Mikekey and added some orange extract. I think they were just as yummy with the darker chocolate - maybe they'd be prettier with white, but that's ok. DH loved them, too! BTW, one navel orange was 99 cents; a whole bag of cuties was 1.99, so I bought the little cuties - flavor of tangerines is similar enough to that of oranges.


review by:
(9 Dec 2019)


My new favorite cookie! I thought the prep was a novel way to do things - and I love that you don't have to dirty up the Kitchen Aid mixer!!! I made these for a ladies get-together and didn't catch that the dough needed to be refrigerated for hours. I was only able to give it 30 minutes in the fridge and used a cookie scoop to form the cookies. They turned out beautifully! Unfortunately, I was running late for my meeting (due to the 30 minutes!) and I didn't get a photo of the dozens of cookies. By the time I got home, DH had eaten all but one of the ones left on the rack - so here's the photo of the ONE.


review by:
(18 Nov 2019)


These are rich, soft and chewy. I made one change—I used half orange extract and half the vanilla, for more orange flavor. Orange and cranberries are so good together and then add white chocolate and I’m over the moon.


review by:
(18 Mar 2019)

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