I made this recipe up recently, when I was invited to someone's house and found myself in a pinch with nothing to bring. After throwing it together and running out the door, I was pleasantly surprised when it was such a huge hit! I went home and tried to remember step-by-step what I did and I remade them to be sure. It's such an easy yet tasty cookie and the butter makes all the difference!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat butter and sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy and smooth. Beat eggs, 1 at a time, into creamed butter mixture, beating until 1 egg is fully incorporated before adding the next; add vanilla extract and mix well. Stir white chocolate chips, cranberries, and coconut into creamed butter mixture.

  • Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl; mix into the butter mixture until dough is thoroughly combined. Spoon dough in heaping spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between each.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are slightly golden and center is partially soft, 10 to 13 minutes. Cool cookies on the baking sheet until soft and chewy.

Cook's Note:

If allergic to coconut, you can use uncooked oats in its place.

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 23.6g 8% DV; fat 11.9g 18% DV; cholesterol 37.8mg 13% DV; sodium 192mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2018
Made this cookie while watching the grandchildren. I thought it was extra easy and everyone loved them! A keeper!!?? Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/22/2014
Didn't care for these at all. The cookies flattened out paper thin in the oven with lumps where the cranberries and chips were. I think the suggestion of adding oatmeal instead of coconut might have helped this situation. The dough definitely needs more body and as for the taste they are way too sweet for us. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
12/22/2014
Didn't care for these at all. The cookies flattened out paper thin in the oven with lumps where the cranberries and chips were. I think the suggestion of adding oatmeal instead of coconut might have helped this situation. The dough definitely needs more body and as for the taste they are way too sweet for us. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/07/2018
This recipe should have baking soda and NOT baking powder. Also if you omit the coconut then you will definitely need to add some more flour. I suspect even with the coconut this recipe needs more flour because it is way too wet and sticky for cookie dough. They taste good (I did not use coconut) but the ingredients are off Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2015
I will add more flower and less salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2018
I will definitely make these again! I used toasted coconut and these cookies were so moist and delicious. My husband loved them! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2018
Made this cookie while watching the grandchildren. I thought it was extra easy and everyone loved them! A keeper!!?? Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/23/2018
i have made this type of cookie ( cran wht choc chip) before and won 1st place in cookie exchange. I m sorry to say it was yuck??!!! Stuck to the pans. I threw it away.... what a waste!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2015
We liked these. I omitted the coconut but added some chopped Macadamia Nuts. Do not over bake these. They are a flatter cookie but very tender with crispy edges. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/17/2015
Followed the recipe almost to the letter but the batter was too gooey (to my not-that-much-experienced eye) so ended up adding almost a whole cup of flour more. Turned out okay but a little dry. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/27/2019
Sorry-I have to agree with other reviewers. These just lacked the flavor I was hoping for. I m sure they needed more sugar. And just a note-it is the same recipe from both the Craisins package and Quaker Oats. I so wanted these to be perfect and they just weren t Read More