These cranberry bliss cookies are chewy, tart and have the perfect hint of sweetness. Combine cranberry pieces and white chocolate chips for the perfect combination of flavor to make these Christmas cookies.
We’re willing to guess many of you have been in a Starbucks around the holiday season and have seen their cranberry bliss bars. Well, they are SO DELICIOUS that we had to attempt to make them at home.
Are cranberry bliss bars seasonal?
- You betcha! Which is another reason why we knew we had to re-create these flavors to enjoy at home all year round.
How do you make cranberry bliss cookies?
You can, of course, get the full recipe below, but here’s a quick snapshot!
- Make the cookie batter.
- Add in fresh cranberries and white chocolate chips.
- Frost with a cream cheese frosting.
If you’ve read any of our cookie recipes, you probably know that the absolute best baking pans are these Gold Touch pans. And the other trick is to be sure you’re using a cookie scoop. This will help ensure all of the cookies are a uniform size; perfect for a beautiful cookie platter.
So, you’ve got cranberries and white chocolate, which we already know pair beautifully because one is tart and the other is quite sweet, so when you mix them together you get the perfect balance.
But what about the frosting!? You could certainly omit t his step if you’d like, but we think the drizzle of cream cheese frosting is the perfect way to finish these cookies off.
What cookies are you making this holiday season? We’d love to know so just leave a comment below!
Cranberry Bliss Cookies
- 1 Cup Butter at room temperature
- 1/2 Cup Vegetable shortening
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbs Vanilla extract
- 3 Eggs
- 4 Cups Flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 Cup Candied ginger finely chopped
- 1 Tbs Orange zest
- 1 Cup Cranberries finely chopped
- 11 oz White chocolate chips
For the Frosting
- 4 oz Cream Cheese at room temp
- 4 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 tsp orange juice
- 1 Tbs Corn syrup
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Preheat oven to 350 and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer cream the butter, vegetable shortening and granulated and brown sugar until smooth and creamy (about 2 minutes). Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and then add the vanilla extract and the eggs. Beat until combined.
- Next add in the flour, baking soda, salt and orange zest and beat until combined, then add in the finely chopped ginger and cranberry pieces and beat again until all combined, then with a wooden spoon stir in the white chocolate chips.
- Scoop 1 Tbs of cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets (approx. 12 per cookie sheet) and press down a little and then bake for 11 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and repeat the baking process with all the dough.
To make the frosting
- Start by creaming the cream cheese and then scrape the sides of the bowl and add the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and corn syrup. Beat until a smooth consistency (I beat my frosting for about 3-5 minutes). Spoon frosting into a piping bag and then frost the cookies by making a zig-zag pattern over the cookies. Allow the cookies to cool until the frosting is stiff to touch, then store in an air tight container until ready to enjoy!
Lisa Edwina says
its looks so yummy and tast cranberry bliss cookies .thanks for sharing post
So glad you enjoyed!
Sophie Anderson says
I love cranberries and white chocolate together. This looks amazing.
So glad you like the look of this, hope you enjoy them
These cookies are delicious and super festive looking. This will be perfect to fill my Christmas cookie tray. ?
So glad you like the look of these, I think you’ll love them!
Sounds delicious! Pinning it now and will definitely be baking these next week, thanks for sharing!
I think you’ll love these, thanks for pinning!
Anthony Allen says
Oh my oh my. I love the combination of cranberries and white chocolate, especially on a healthier cookie base. I’m not sure there is such thing a ‘too big a cookie!’.
I’m pinning to make these as soon as possible.
Thank you – I think you’ll love these cookies!
Richard Tunner says
Made these cookies for a party and they are so pretty. Thank you for the recipe.
You’re so welcome, glad you enjoyed these cookies!
Susan Dubose says
great recipe made today definitely will be adding to Christmas cookie line up do from now on. Thanks for sharing.
You’re so welcome, glad you enjoyed these cookies!
Kara Mathys @Wellnessgrit says
Definitely, your cranberry bliss cookies are awesomeness! This is a great recipe Sweetphi, as you know I made it a short while ago and it was lovely, in fact, have made it again since. Thanks for sharing!
Robin Hamilton @Wellness Wires says
I’ll definitely try these cranberry bliss cookies. My husband and son would love it! Thanks and kudos for this excellent recipe.
I think they’ll love this recipe, thanks for commenting!
Bella Hardy @ Healthnerdy says
Awesomeness cranberry bliss cookies! Hey there, I’m a huge fan of cookies look way awesome! Happy Independence Day!
Thank you, so glad you like these cookies 🙂
Jill Roberts @ WellnessGeeky says
Gorgeous pictures. I made these cranberry bliss cookies for the super bowl party and it was a crowd favorite. I’m also gonna pin this post on my Pinterest board my followers will love it. Thanks for sharing, Sweetphi!
Thank you SO much for the super sweet comment Jill, so happy you loved them, and thank you for the pins, really appreciate that!
I wish cranberries were in season all year round. This recipe looks so amazing! I hope I can participate in the cookie swap next year. It sounds like a lot of fun. Thank you for linking it up to #FoodieFridays!
I wish cranberries were in season all year round too! I always like to buy a bunch of bags of cranberries when they’re super cheap and then store the in the freezer, that way I can have fresh cranberries all year 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by to comment 🙂
Lynn Lovejoy says
GIRL!!! YOUR COOKIES WERE FROM HEAVEN. I am seriously grateful that you only sent as many as you did because you can bet if I had more I would have eaten every.single.one. and I would be a chubster at my wedding. I’m SO grateful you got me as the person you sent them to because OMG they were SO AMAZING. My friend and her husband loved them, he legit ate like 6 of them. SO GOOD… I can’t wait to make these like for real.
I was soooo excited when I got you to send cookies too! I’m so glad you liked them, that makes me so happy when people actually get to try something I’ve made and enjoy it! Can’t wait for your wedding either, and girl, you’d be a gorgeous at any size 😉