White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Cookies

Cranberry. Do you love it or hate it? I am personally on the fence with cranberries. It probably wouldn’t be the first thing I grab at a Thanksgiving dinner. But these cookies. BEST.COOKIES.EVER. And yes I just yelled that because I just got done eating four. 🙂

white chocolate macadamia cookies in a stack on a wooden board. I love the macadamia and white chocolate combo in any cookie. But with added cranberry I wasn’t sure how I would like it. Would it ruin my favorite kind of cookie? I couldn’t wait to give these a try!

The cookie base itself is perfection. It is perfectly chewy. And surprisingly enough, I LOVED the cranberry! It wasn’t overpowering but gave the cookie enough cranberry flavor. My first bite was so amazing. The cookie was still warm and the chocolate was still melty. I had four! UGH. Why did these cookies have to be so incredible? All I want is another. These cookies are perfect for the holidays and you have got to give them a try!


White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 36 servings

Perfectly chewy cookies packed with white chocolate, cranberries, and macadamia nuts!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white chocolate baking chips
  • 1 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries


  1. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together white sugar, brown sugar and softened butter. Add eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add flour mixture until just mixed. Stir in dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and macadamia nuts.
  4. Drop cookies by rounded tablespoons on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just set. Allow to cool and transfer to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate Cranberry Macadamia Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 191 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 127mg5%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 172IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. These cookies look incredible Alyssa! It would definitely be very hard to eat just one of these – love cranberry, macadamia and white chocolate together!

  2. I started making these cookies and realized I only had one stick (half a cup) of butter. I also left out the craisins because my husband is not a fan of them. They were a hit! He loved them. Thank you for the recipe!

  3. I followed this recipe exactly as written. They did not turn out like the photo. The cookies turned out rounded and did not flatten. I had to bake them over 20 minutes. I also thought they were too sweet.
    Do you think that step 4 may need to be changed to drop by rounded teaspoon?

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