Almond Cookies with Cranberries & White Chocolate

Christmas is right around the corner and I haven’t stopped baking yet. I am having way too much fun in the kitchen. I love this time of year and the sugar rush keeps me going:) Almond cookies with dried cranberries and white chocolate are my latest cookie creation. All of the flavors in this cookie come together to create the perfect Christmas cookie.

If you love almond flavored treats, you will fall in love with these cookies. The almond paste and almond extract give these cookies a nice almond flavor. The almond paste also keeps the cookies soft and chewy. I stirred in dried cranberries and white chocolate chips to add sweetness and holiday cheer.

If you are looking for one more cookie to add to your holiday cookie platter, try almond cookies with dried cranberries and white chocolate.

A few of my other favorite holiday cookies include:

Soft Gingersnaps with White Chocolate Chunks
Cinnadoodles
Rolo Cookies
Lime Coconut Snowballs
World Peace Cookies
Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ok, I better stop there. I have too many favorites. If you are looking for additional cookie recipes, check out all of our cookie recipes. There are a lot of good ones:)

Almond Cookies with Cranberries & White Chocolate

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 3 ounces almond paste
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  • 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • 3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about two minutes. Add the almond paste in pieces and mix until well combined. Add in eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and mix until smooth.
  • 4. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Stir in dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet with a medium cookie scoop. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are golden brown around the outside. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. i can see myself waking up to an empty plate of these and pretending i don’t know what happened… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Lovely Christmas cookies – nice with the almond paste. I must get some of that asap. Happy Holidays my friend ๐Ÿ™‚ XO

  3. What a great recipe. I love the combination of almonds and cranberries. Hmm, a trip to the store might be warranted to make these cookies!

  4. Your latest combination is absolutely wonderful. I love it. Baking is such a wonderful thing this time of year. So enjoyable. Happy Holidays!

  5. I am all about white chocolate and cranberries ๐Ÿ™‚ These can be the siblings to the Starbuck’s Bliss bars I made. lol Can’t wait to see you in May!

  6. Mmm I think I’m going to have some almond paste left over from a cookie that I made today! I will definitely be trying these!

  7. This combination of flavors sounds really wonderful Maria! I’ve never used almond paste, but it’s one of those things I keep meaning to use in my kitchen.

  8. It think I’ve finally hit my baking limit, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not enjoying these. Yum! Who knows you may inspire me to get a second wind in the kitchen. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. What wonderful texture for these cute cookies. Like the combo of almonds and cranberries with white chocolate. Should try it soon. Merry Christmas to you and your family. best wishes.

  10. I LOVE almond flavored desserts and I especially love almond cookies. And the combination of dried cranberries and white chocolate is one of my favorite combos ever! There’s nothing quite like it, it’s soooo good. Your cookies are just gorgeous too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Im a total slacker this year and these cookies reminded me of that. I normally do a cranberry cookie because I love cranberries…. not yet. But there’s still time, right?! These look delicious!

  12. I made these for a small party of friends. What a hit! Everybody loved them. Can’t wait to make more. The almond is not overpowering but the texture is divine.

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