Easy Christmas Cookies: 5 Delicious Recipes (Day 1)


The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with the delightful aroma of freshly baked cookies filling your home? This is Day 1 of our Christmas Cookies countdown, featuring 5 mouthwatering recipes.

If you’re looking for easy and delicious Christmas cookie recipes to add to your baking repertoire, you’ve come to the right place! This is just the beginning! As this Christmas Cookie Countdown unfolds, get ready to discover even more delectable recipes from some of my amazing blogger friends. Stay tuned for a delightful assortment of cookie creations to inspire your holiday baking!

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You won’t be able to resist these irresistible cookies! They’re packed with flavor in every bite, and the festive red specks add a touch of holiday magic that’s sure to put a smile on your face.

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Whip up a batch of these easy-to-make cookies! They’re packed with chewy dried cranberries, decadent white chocolate, and crunchy walnuts, all infused with the warm spices of cinnamon and orange. This recipe will become a favorite for your fall and holiday baking!

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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

These White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies are full of flavor! With dried cranberries, white chocolate, walnuts and a hint of cinnamon and orange, it makes these cookies a delightful addition to your fall and holiday recipes.
5 from 2 votes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3 dozen


  • KitchenAid Stand Mixer
  • Baking Pans
  • Parchment Paper
  • Spatula
  • Cookie Scoop
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Large Mixing Bowl


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (soften) room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp fresh orange zest optional

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate morsels
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Place parchment paper on the baking sheets.
  • With a Kitchen Aid Mixer,  cream together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, and orange zest until smooth.
  • Add the egg. Be sure to scrap the sides of the bowls down with a spatula.
  • In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the creamy mixture.
  • Mix in the white chocolate chips, cranberries, and walnuts.
  • Place plastic wrap over the bowl and place in the refrigerator. Allow the dough to chill the dough for approximately 1 hour and no more than 2 hours. By chilling your dough, it will help your cookies not to spread from the butter in the cookies being too warm.
  • Drop cookie dough by a heaping teaspoon onto prepared baking sheets. Note: I like using the small cookie scoop to have the cookies all the same size.
  • Bake 10-12 or until set and the edges are slightly golden brown.
  • Wait one minute then remove from pans to wire racks to allow the cookies cool.


Try substituting Macadamia or Pecans instead of Walnuts.
Recipe will yield 2 dozen large cookies 1 1/2″ in diameter or 3 dozen small cookies 1″ in diameter.

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Happy baking sweet friend!

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    1. Thank you, Leslie. They are so yummy! The twin for their birthday requested cookies instead of a cake. My daughter has always been the same too. I bet they get that from me. Cookies please!!!

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