Monday, January 20, 2014

Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I’ve been craving chocolate chip cookies lately. And when I say lately I mean always. They’re my “I need a chocolate feel-good fix.” But I wanted to mix something else in with them this time so I thought I’d crank them up a bit with cranberries and walnuts. And try to tell myself at the same time I’m eating healthier. It worked for .0001 seconds.

Cranberries, chocolate and walnuts

The players.

Dried cranberries. Chocolate chunks. Walnuts. Who’s ready?

Making cookies.

Just cream, combine, mix and stir the ingredients together. Easy. as. that.

The other reason I love chocolate chip cookies. So customizable. It’s fun to just play with different combinations. What’s your favorite cookie mix in? – there’s chocolate … semi-sweet, milk, dark…  and in different sizes … mini, regular, chunk or wafer-sized yum. There’s peanut butter, butterscotch, mint and other morsels. Then there’s nuts, fruits, coconut, oats, m&m’s and much more. It’s endless what you can make with a simple cookie base.

Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough

And then you end up with dough to play with. Play dough.

Cookie Dough

Scoop or roll into 1 1/2 inch balls.

Bake and eat.

That was easy.

Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies

And if you want, drizzle the tops and dress them up with a little melted white chocolate.

Cranberry-Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Servings: three dozen cookies


  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 10 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugars with a mixer for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at at time until combined. Add vanilla and mix until combined.
  5. Then add flour mixture slowly and mix until just combined.
  6. Stir in cranberries, walnuts and chocolate chunks.
  7. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until done. Optional: When cooled, drizzle melted white chocolate on top.
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Joyce said...

What a beautiful sight! @_@

January 20, 2014 01:59 AM
natasha said...

yummy – and so simple too! x

January 20, 2014 03:06 AM
Nora&Laura said...

WOW!!! looks so delicious! love it!

January 20, 2014 05:16 AM
Becca @ Crumbs said...

Ooh these look good! Reckon I’d try them with white choc chunks :)

January 20, 2014 05:25 AM
Abbe BG said...

What chocolate do you use?

January 20, 2014 05:27 AM
mindy1 said...

OMG yum-love dried fruit and chocolate :D

January 20, 2014 06:27 AM
Norma @ Allspice and Nutmeg said...

All the flavors I love in one lovely little cookie.

January 20, 2014 06:30 AM
Susie M. said...

I’m going to have to make these cookies!!

January 20, 2014 07:34 AM
Mary said...

Is it one and a half cups of nuts and cranberries or one, half cup. I confuse easily. :)

January 20, 2014 07:37 AM
Emily said...

They look yummy!

January 20, 2014 08:25 AM
jenny Flake said...

Perfect combination of flavors! Love these cookies…and that icing too :) xoxo

January 20, 2014 08:40 AM
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

These sound great! Love the cranberries in there!

January 20, 2014 08:56 AM
Sonya said...

Chocolate chunks sounds delish!

January 20, 2014 09:03 AM
Peggy said...

Goodness, these look delish! I usually use pecans for everything. I may have to give the walnuts a chance.

January 20, 2014 09:17 AM
Sanam @ said...

oh, this sounds phenomenal! Definitely making these


January 20, 2014 09:41 AM
Crispy Biscuits said...

Yummy! I wanna these cookies! I must make it :)

January 20, 2014 12:38 PM
Paulina said...

It looks too good to be…

January 20, 2014 12:45 PM
cocinaros said...

Que maravilla de galletas! Buen trabajo!

January 20, 2014 12:54 PM
Lina said...

The photos of the food you make are amazing! It’s basically foodporn! *drools by looking at the photos*
Yep I’m definetly posting it on my food-photography tumblr blog (with the source, ofcourse)

January 20, 2014 01:55 PM
SandraM said...

yep, these sound good. I might sub dried cherries for the cranberries. (as I have them). Yum!

January 20, 2014 06:27 PM
Laura said...

Maybe not healthy, but definitely delicious!

January 20, 2014 10:56 PM
Helena said...

I made these today. The dough is fun to work with. Very good consistency. I was worried about adding all the chunks, cranberries and walnuts because it seemed to be more stuff than dough but the cookies baked nicely. Crisp with good flavor. I suspect they’ll taste better as they age for a few days.

January 20, 2014 11:43 PM
Coco in the Kitchen said...

Yum is right!

I love the real butter and all the chewy, crunchy, chocolaty goodies.

January 20, 2014 11:43 PM
Betsy | said...

Ooooooooooooh yeah! LOVE that drizzle of white chocolate! So yum!

January 21, 2014 05:32 AM
Abbie D said...

These look soooo tasty, yum yum!

January 21, 2014 08:02 AM
Corinna said...

I love your site and this recipes sounds great. But one problem: My husband can not eat walnuts. Can I change it with hazelnuts in the same grams??? Thanks

January 21, 2014 08:53 AM
Graham @ Glazed & Confused said...

Um hello?! These look absolutely divine.
Yum is right!

January 21, 2014 10:07 AM
liz said...

have you ever heard of a Chocolate Cherry Boomchunka cookie from the Cherry Republic in northern Michigan? they are delicious and this sounds similar; I can’t wait to try the recipe.

January 22, 2014 10:37 PM
Jessica said...

Can someone who made these already please tell f they are soft or hard?

January 22, 2014 11:18 PM
FancySimple said...

I really love your recipe and when I try this the kids love them so much. Thanks for sharing it.

January 23, 2014 04:15 AM
Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Holy moly those look good.

January 23, 2014 04:57 PM
vetmed said...

You hit my sweet spot but I might use cherries instead of cranberries since that is what is in the pantry right now!

January 24, 2014 12:06 PM
Cat said...

Yum! This is the perfect combo

January 25, 2014 10:15 PM
Diane's Delectables said...

Those look Delish!

January 26, 2014 02:15 PM
Casey said...

My boys LOVE craisins plain so I am sure they would love them even more in a cookie!

January 26, 2014 04:21 PM
Made With Pink said...

These look delicious! I can’t wait to try them, but will substitute the walnuts for hazelnuts because allergic.

January 26, 2014 07:57 PM
Kelly said...

These look delicious!

January 28, 2014 02:42 PM
Tiffany said...

Made these last night and they are awesome. Made a small substitution of pistachios instead of walnuts. So yummy! Thanks!

January 29, 2014 11:06 AM

Mmmmm! I have to try!

Repostería creativa, tartas fondant, Madrid

February 8, 2014 06:15 PM
Veronica said...

Thanks for posting this recipe. I had a bunch of flour and cranberries left over from holiday baking. This recipe helped me put all my odds and ends into good use. :) One last holiday hurrah!

December 27, 2014 11:08 PM
Bruno Pinna said...

Thank u for this recipe i try make in my business
i guess the cookies amazing and this are beuatiful also
thank u bakerella team :)

March 15, 2015 08:42 AM
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