Big Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies (made with real cranberries)

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There’s something about using real cranberries in recipes that just screams fall and winter baking! These big chocolate chip cranberry cookies are made with real cranberries and are my new favorite cookie for the holidays.

Big chocolate chip cranberry cookies made with real cranberriesAs soon as my husband saw these cookies, he said “you made big cookies”!

Big chocolate chip cranberry cookies made with real cranberriesFor years he’s been telling me about these big cookies they sell at his work.

Big chocolate chip cranberry cookies made with real cranberriesThey’re the size of your hand, and are just awesome (he’s brought me one home to try). have a big scoop that I usually use for muffins (like these gingerbread cranberry muffins) and as I was making the dough for these chocolate chip cranberry cookies and going to reach for the normal cookie scoop I use, I saw the big one and thought I’d give it a try.

Big chocolate chip cranberry cookies made with real cranberriesI am so glad I did, because I think these cookies work perfectly as big cookies.

They’re super delicious.

Big chocolate chip cranberry cookies made with real cranberriesThe cookies have a great texture, where they’re soft in the middle. The real cranberries give the perfect tart contrast to the sweet chocolate chips.

These chocolate chip cranberry cookies are perfect for the winter, and are a great winter baking recipe!

Big Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies (made with real cranberries)
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Serves: 24-30 big cookies
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature or slightly melted
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ cup coconut flakes (toasted)
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces (1 cup) fresh cranberries
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet(s) with silicone baking mat(s) or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Toast coconut by placing coconut flakes on a lined baking sheet and baking for 5 minutes, until slightly browned and fragrant. Remove from oven and set aside.
  3. Warm the butter (I always keep mine in the fridge, so I simply microwave it for 30 seconds -1 minute).
  4. In a large bowl combine the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat with a hand or stand mixer until well combined (about 1 minute). Add in vanilla extract and egg and egg white and beat again until well combined (about 30 seconds.)
  5. Add flour and baking soda to the bowl, then stir it with a wooden spoon. Add in coconut flakes, semi sweet chocolate chips and fresh cranberries. Stir to combine.
  6. With a large cookie scoop (or forming large 3 tablespoon each dough balls with your hand), scoop cookie dough and place on prepared baking sheet about 3 inches between cookies (I get 6 cookies per tray). Slightly press dough down and bake for 13-17 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies start to brown.
  7. Remove from oven, and allow to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Showing 8 comments
  • Sues

    Yay! Real cranberries are SO much better than dried. These look so pretty!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much girl, appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

  • Jessica

    Looks like the perfect cookie for holiday baking too! Thanks for sharing!

    • Sweetphi

      These are so awesome for holiday baking, I’m making them for a holiday party next week 🙂 Thank you so much for commenting!

  • Little Cooking Tips

    We never tried using fresh cranberries in cookies before, and we’d LOVE to try it!!! Fantastic recipe for cookies dear, pinned and will be used really soon:D The only problem is, we’re trying to lose some weight ahead of Christmas and we won’t be able to do it with this temptation:D:D
    Wishing you all Happy Holidays and an amazing 2018, full of love, health and prosperity!

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much for pinning! Happy holidays, and wishes of love, health and prosperity to you two as well

  • Sandra Vaughan

    When thanksgiving and Christmas roll around, I make a habit of grabbing several bags to throw into the freezer. They last a long time!! I use them in stuffing with fruit and herbs; great addition to stir fry? Think about all the different combinations with leftovers! Leftover turkey, fresh sweet potatoes, green beans or peas, brocolli, a bit of frozen orange juice, a dash of soy sauce and wa-la? You have reconstructed Turkey Dinner!

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