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
Yield: Three Dozen Cookies

Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2-3/4 cups 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
  • 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 Fahrenheit 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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47 comments on “Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies”

  1. Instead of adding cranberries and walnuts and I just put all chocolate chunks instead?

  2. Hello,the sugar isn’t too much..?I love the cowboy cookies but I want to try a chocolate chip cookie recipy ,which do you suggest to me?

  3. I have a lot of frozen cranberries Can i use them instead of the dried cranberries?

  4. I made these and they are more than awesome. I will definitely be making them again. 

  5. Just made these and they are pretty good. They are a little too sweet, so will cut down the sugar next time. Made them with white chips instead of chocolate ones. I used a cookie scoop and baked them for exactly 17 minutes. They came out both crispy and chewy, a perfect balance. Enjoy!

  6. 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 :)

  7. 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!

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

  9. These look delicious!

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

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

  12. Yum! This is the perfect combo

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

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

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. Hello,
    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

  19. These look soooo tasty, yum yum!

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

  21. Yum is right!

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

  22. 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.

  23. Maybe not healthy, but definitely delicious!

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

  25. 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)

  26. Que maravilla de galletas! Buen trabajo!

  27. It looks too good to be…

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

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

  30. Chocolate chunks sounds delish!

  31. These sound great! Love the cranberries in there!

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

  33. They look yummy!

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

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

  36. All the flavors I love in one lovely little cookie.

  37. OMG yum-love dried fruit and chocolate :D

  38. What chocolate do you use?

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

  40. WOW!!! looks so delicious! love it!

  41. yummy – and so simple too! x

  42. What a beautiful sight! @_@

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