Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Buttery drop cookies full of sweet dried cranberries and pecans and flavored with fresh orange sugar.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • zest from one orange
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)


  1. Combine the sugar and the zest. Work the zest into the sugar with your fingertips to create a fragrant orange sugar. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment.
  3. In large bowl, combine the butter and the orange sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add in vanilla and egg and beat until combined.
  4. In small bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking soda. Add to the butter mixture and beat until combined.
  5. Mix in dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and pecan. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 min. (For thicker cookies, refrigerate longer.)
  6. Using a cookie scoop, drop onto prepared baking sheets about 2" apart.
  7. Bake for about 8 - 9 minutes or until cookies are browned on the edges, and puffy in the centers. Do Not overbake!  Allow to cool on baking sheet for 2 min, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 40 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 09 mins.

Total time: 49 mins.