5-Star White Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This chocolate chip cookie recipe is made with white chocolate, dried cranberries and pecans. Ah, the chocolate chip cookie lives on.

You can forget about detoxing from sugar…

5-Star Chocolate Cranberry Cookies with one SECRET ingredient to make them soft and thick | Bakerette.com

…at least for this week. Yes, that’s my brain telling me that detoxing this week just isn’t possible. Not with the sales training I’ve conducted all week for my job that has all kinds of junk food breakfast items, sweet treats, and large dinners. And now a blogging conference where there’s amazing food. And in between I’m STILL cooking! Like this 5-star white chocolate chip cookie recipe that has one secret ingredient (I’ll get to that later). The cranberries in this cookie recipe might help you detox if you have a UTI, but I think that would even be stretching it a bit, don’t you think?

5-Star Chocolate Cranberry Cookies with one SECRET ingredient to make them soft and thick | Bakerette.com

What I think is that I secretly have a death wish–death by chocolate. But I’m thinking that wouldn’t be a bad way to go.

5-Star Chocolate Cranberry Cookies with one SECRET ingredient to make them soft and thick | Bakerette.com

Chocolate chip cookies are a timeless classic. They will live on and on. We each seem to put our own little twist on the recipe, but in the end, it is a chocolate chip cookie. A cookie to be dunked in milk, to be eaten hot out of the oven, to let that chocolate glide over your tongue, or top with ice cream. (Or, if you’re like me….eat the cookie dough first!) Whichever way you eat it, serve it, make it, it will be America’s favorite drop cookie.

Take these chocolate chip cookies, for instance. The twist is with white chocolate, added dried cranberries, pecans and one secret ingredient. My dirty little secret? Cornstarch. Have you ever used cornstarch in your cookies? Me neither. But I thought I’d give it a try, and you know what? It added a nice softness and thickness to the cookies. Hmmmm, I might be on to something here.

What’s your favorite twist on chocolate chip cookies?

Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

5-Star White Chocolate-Cranberry Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 3 dozen
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Ener-G egg replacer
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup dairy-free white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crushed pecans (optional)
  1. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together the butter and sugars until creamy. Add "egg" and vanilla and continue beating until creamy and fluffy.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. With an electric mixer on low, gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients beating well after each addition. Fold in the chocolate chips, cranberries and pecans. Chill the dough in an airtight container in the fridge up to 30 minutes before baking.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Drop a heaping teaspoon of cookie dough to an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a baking rack to cool. Once completely cooled, store in an airtight container.

Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

About Jen

Jen is owner, author, and creative mind behind Bakerette. Jen eats a vegan diet and recently converted Bakerette to a plant-based website that offers a smattering of healthful recipes! Jen is author of the cookbook Festive Feasts: Meals and Memories from Halloween to Christmas, which can be purchased online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.


  1. Sue Nielsen says:

    I can have that! YUM!

  2. Brenda Sandefur says:

    Could have one with my coffeee LOL

  3. Crystal Mackey Buchanan Suggs says:

    Gotta make these soon. Tomorrow would be a good day.

  4. Esther Waayenberg says:

    Hmmm. 2 teaspoons of cornstarch. That’s different.

  5. Molly Fien says:

    Definitely going to try these tonight–AND I have all the ingredients on hand for a change!

  6. Thanks for making my cookies! I love them, definitely one of my favorites. And yours look amazing. I just might have to make them again soon. :)

    • You’re welcome Sally. They were delicious. I hope you saw that I gave you credit at the end of the recipe with a link back to your site.

  7. Holla! So many of my favorite things all in one cookie! I’m in heaven!
    Deb @ madefrompinterest.net

  8. These sure look good! What is the amount of dried cranberries to add? Can’t wait to try them.

    • Hi Judi. I feel bad that I forgot to put in one of the most important ingredients! LOL. Fold in 3/4 cup of chopped dried cranberries. I went ahead and altered the recipe. It should be good to go now!

  9. Diana Tulloch says:

    the name says white chocolate chip cranberry but the recipe doesn’t mention cranberries?!

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