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Healthy & Soft White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Kanwaldeep Kaur
Up your Christmas cookie game with these soft baked white chocolate and cranberry cookies. These are made in a healthier way with the use of whole wheat flour and organic coconut sugar. The combination of white chocolate chips and orange flavored dried cranberries is worth trying. These are the best soft and healthy homemade holiday cookies ever!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 Cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup Butter unsalted, softened
  • 3/4 cup Organic coconut sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup White chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Dried cranberries I am using Trader Joe's orange flavored dried cranberries

Instructions
 

  • Mix the butter and coconut sugar till everything is completely blended.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extract to the above and again mix everything together.
  • Mix whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt to the wet mixture and swirl everything together to form an even cookie dough.
  • Add in the white chocolate chips and dried cranberries to the cookie dough and mix again. It is advisable to put the dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Take around 1 – 2 tablespoon of cookie dough in your hands, form a ball and flatten a little. I was able to make 15 cookies with the prepared dough.
  • Bake the cookies for around 10-14 minutes in the preheated oven, or till you see creases on top of the cookies. The cookies will be soft to touch, but once cooled, they will be fine. Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool for at least 5-10 minutes.
  • The Healthy & Soft White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies are now ready to be served warm, or these can also be stored in an air-tight container for around a week.

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Notes

  • Whole Wheat Flour – Feel free to replace whole wheat flour with the same quantity of all-purpose flour. If the cookie dough feels a little loose, add ~ 1/4th cup more of all-purpose flour.
  • Sweetener – You can even use jaggery powder or unrefined cane sugar in place of coconut sugar. These alternatives provide healthier form of sweetener to the cookies. But, if none of these is available, you can even go ahead and use regular white sugar.
  • Egg – To make the recipe eggless, I would advise to replace the egg with either of these two options:
    • Chia Seed Gel (Mix 1 Tbsp powdered Chia seeds with 3 Tbsp water, and let it soak for 5 minutes)
    • Flax Seed Gel (Mix 1 Tbsp powdered Flax seeds with 3 Tbsp water, and let it soak for 5 minutes)
  • Vanilla Extract - If you want to be a little more adventurous, you can try substituting the vanilla extract with brandy for more festive touch.
  • White chocolate chips - These seem irreplaceable in the recipe, but you can definitely add a combination of half white chocolate chips and half macadamia nuts or some other nuts, instead of all white chocolate chips here.
NOTE – For eggless version, powdered flax/chia seeds are preferred. But if not available, you can use whole seeds for soaking!
Keyword christmas, cookies recipe, dried cranberries, healthy, holiday, white chocolate chips, whole wheat
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