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Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Servings: 20 cookies
Author: Melissa Howell


  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 1 3/4 cups flour plus more if necessary
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Line baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.
  • Beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, orange extract and orange zest, and mix well.
  • Add one cup of the flour along with the baking soda and salt and mix well. Add remaining 3/4 cups flour and mix until incorporated. Pinch the dough. If it doesn't stick to your fingers, it is ready. If it does, add more flour (start with 2  tablespoons) until dough does not stick to your fingers.
  • Add the white chocolate chips and dried cranberries and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Using a large cookie scoop, place the dough two inches apart on your baking sheets. Re-shape the dough so that it is taller than it is wide. The dough should look like small pillars.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, just until the edges start to brown. Remove from the oven and let continue baking on the hot cookie sheet for ten minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.