Tomato Head’s White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Perfect for the winter holidays in both color (deep, red cranberries & bright, white chocolate) and in taste, White Chocolate Cranberry cookies are easy to make. The cookie dough also freezes well, so you can make more than enough and have extra on hand to bake for drop-by visitors and friends. They’re a proven favorite at The Tomato Head.


2.25 sticks butter, room temperature

¾ cup granulated sugar

¾ cup light brown sugar, packed

1 egg, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla

2.5 cups flour

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp baking powder

2 cups dried cranberries

1 cup white chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift flour, baking soda and baking powder and set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer, on medium speed, beat the butter till creamy. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy (2 – 3 minutes). Add the egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated, scraping down the bowl as necessary. Add ½ of the flour mixture and beat on low speed until incorporated. Add remaining flour and beat until incorporated. Add the cranberries and white chocolate chips and beat until evenly distributed. If using a hand mixer fold the cranberries and chocolate chips in with a wooden spoon until evenly distributed.

Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet leaving 2 inches between each cookie. Lightly flatten each cookie with the palm of your hand. Bake on the middle rack of your oven for 12 – 15 minutes depending on the size of your cookies. For a softer cookie bake less and for a crunchier cookie bake a little longer.

Makes 24 cookies or more depending on size.

Note: You can scoop the cookie dough onto a plate, and freeze. After the cookie balls are frozen transfer to a freezer bag. You can store frozen cookie dough for up to one month.

To bake frozen cookie dough balls simply remove them from the freezer and place on a lined cookie sheet. When the cookies have thawed, gently press them down and bake according to above directions.