Real cranberries in a chocolate chip cookie? Yes!  It is a delicious, sweet-tangy combination! Try them!

We love these!  We think these are better with real cranberries than with dried cranberries.

I always make these for Thanksgiving and for Christmas too.  But right now it is June and I am whipping up a batch!  They are great for anytime!

You will be surprised at how good these are!  

See how to make them in the slideshow below.  


Chocolate Chip Cookies with Real Cranberries
Real Cranberries and Chocolate Chips in a cookie that makes a delicious sweet-tangy combination! Great for the holidays! Or anytime!
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 42
Calories: 139


  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon orange rind
  • 12 ounces (1½ cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use 2 cups)
  • 2 cups cranberries fresh or frozen ( I use 3 cups)


  • Preheat the oven to 375º.
  • Spray or grease cookie sheet pans or use parchment paper.
  • With a mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, sugar, and light brown sugar until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat it well.
  • On low speed, mix in the flour and baking soda until a dough is formed.
  • On low speed, add the chocolate chips, cranberries, and orange rind for just a few seconds. Do not over beat or the dough will turn pink!
  • Use a # 40-size cookie scoop (2 tablespoons) to put round balls of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, keeping them two inches apart.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges.
  • Place the cookie sheets on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes then remove the cookies to the wire rack to finish cooling. You may have wipe down the cookie spatula a few times since the cranberries sometimes make the edges of the cookie spatula sticky.
  • Store the cookies covered at room temperature.


VARIATIONS:  *  Use any chocolate chips you like!     * You can add some chopped nuts, raisins, or other dried fruit!
Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

I first published this recipe in February, 2015 and updated it to a new format in June, 2022.

I first published this recipe in February, 2015 and updated it to a new format in June, 2022.

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