Christmas means cookies. Like copious amounts of cookies. There is no other way I’d rather spend the holiday season than in my kitchen with my kids baking cookies, cookies, and more cookies. And these cranberry honey cookies are at the top of my baking list. Naturally sweetened with honey and loaded with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips, these cookies are a must-bake!
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Easy Cranberry Honey Cookies
Smooth and subtle, these cranberry honey cookies have a scrumptious flavor base of honey that pairs beautifully with tart cranberries. A fun addition of white chocolate chips and a little splash of ground nutmeg round out this holiday cookie. Delicious scents of Christmas will be wafting ever so tempting through the kitchen as you bake these cranberry honey cookies up.
Baking With Honey
Did you know that baking with honey allows you to use less than what you would typically use of sugar? Due to its high fructose level, as a result, you can have a splendidly sweet cookie without using a ton of sugar. Honey also creates a gorgeously golden edge to this cookie without being too crisp or crunchy.
Bee Maid Honey
It’s no secret around here that I am a honey-loving type of gal. Anytime I can do a little sugar swap, especially when baking for my kids, I’m all for it. And as deep as my love of honey runs, my love for Bee Maid Honey runs even deeper.
Bee Maid Honey is a Canadian honey co-op with over 300 local honey producers. Each and every bottle of Bee Maid honey is 100% pure honey and held to the highest quality practices and controls.
How To Bake Cranberry Honey Cookies
Let’s start these cookies off right by creaming together the butter and honey, and as a result, will ensure a thick, soft, and chewy cookie. Secondly, after the butter and honey have been creamed together on high for 5 minutes, add in the sugar and vanilla extract. Next comes the dry ingredients followed shortly by the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.
How To Make Perfectly Round Cookies
Cookie taste will always be first. But with that said I do know we can all appreciate a pretty cookie. If after baking you notice a wayward cookie edge, gently push it into the shape you desire when it’s fresh out of the oven. Similarly, you can use a large round cookie cutter (it has to be larger than the cookie) and place it around the cookie, and with a brisk circular motion, spin it around. This will produce a perfectly round cookie.
The Best Cranberry Honey Cookies
Simple, sweet, and so very wonderful. These cranberry honey cookies are an absolute holiday must-bake. Subtly sweet cookies with a honey base accented with bold tart cranberries, fun white chocolate chips, and a smidge of Christmas nutmeg. Better put these cookies on the top of your holiday bake list.
Easy Honey Baking Recipes
In the mood to try out some more honey-baked goods? Here are a few that are positively scrumptious.
- Honey Pumpkin Cupcakes
- Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts
- Honey Lavender Cupcakes
- Honey Blackberry Cake
- Peppermint Sugar Cookies
Cranberry Honey Cookies
- Total Time: 20 Minutes
- Yield: 2 Dozen Cookies 1x
- Diet: Low Calorie
These cranberry honey cookies are soft, chewy, and loaded with tart-dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. Naturally sweetened with honey, these cookies are a must-bake this holiday season.
Cranberry Honey Cookies
- ½ cup (160g) Beemaid pure liquid honey
- ½ cup (115g) dairy-free salted butter, room temperature
- ¼ cup (48g) granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups (240g) all-purpose flour *can substitute gluten-free flour 1:1 baking blend
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- ½ cup (80g) dried cranberries
- ½ cup (120g) dairy-free white chocolate chips
Cranberry Honey Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a stand mixer combine the honey and butter and beat together on high for 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Add in the sugar and vanilla extract and beat on high for another 2 minutes.
- Add in the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt and mix on low until fully incorporated and a dough forms.
- Add in the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips and combine with a spatula.
- With a 1 ½ tablespoon size cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking tray approximately 2 inches apart from each other.
- Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes or until the edges are a light golden brown and the center appears to be just slightly under-baked.
- Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to fully cool on the tray. Enjoy!
Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 10 Minutes
- Category: Cookies
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 Cookie
- Calories: 141
- Sugar: 15 Grams
- Sodium: 72 Miligrams
- Fat: 5 Grams
- Saturated Fat: 3 Grams
- Unsaturated Fat: 1 Gram
- Trans Fat: 0 Grams
- Carbohydrates: 23 Grams
- Fiber: 1 Gram
- Protein: 1 Gram
- Cholesterol: 18 Miligrams
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This is one of the best cookie recipes I have made!! Love these cookies!!
Aw yay! Thank you so much for making them and sharing Melissa!
Yummy! I used GP flour so I had to add a bit extra, but these turned out soooooo good! Great job Katie!
I’m so glad you enjoyed them and that they worked with GF flour!
As with typical Katie fashion… delish! Chewy, sweet mouthwatering… had to stop my 3 year old from grabbing them off the tray!
You are so very sweet Kerra. Thank you for baking these cookies up and sharing about them!
Such a good cookie! A unique flavour that everyone really loved. I also made them GF, they spread a bit more so weren’t as pretty looking as yours but they tasted great!
I am thrilled to hear you made these cookies! I find that an extra 1/4 tsp of xanthan gum will help prevent spreading when making a “regular” cookie into a gf one.
Thank you so much for the tip! Next time I make these I’ll try that! 🙂
These cookies were outstanding the flavor of the honey and nutmeg along with the cranberries and white chocolate gave the cookie many layers of deliciousness!!
Woohoo! I am overjoyed to hear you gave these cookies a bake!