Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies Recipe

Alaina Doyle | Fabtastic Eats

Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies are perfect for celebrating the holidays. Sweet, chewy, and utterly delicious.

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I have a secret. I don’t actually love Thanksgiving dinner. I know, it’s strange. I really don’t like stuffing, all kinds, boxed, made from scratch, even with bacon added - it kind of just gets pushed around my plate.

I’ve always loved the canned cranberry sauce, and am not really a fan of the fresh kind. But I love the smooth little round jelly that pops right out of the can. My uncle lived with us for a few years, and we would just eat it randomly and have little contests on who could slice it into better designs. I won, obviously. ;)

I won’t go near mashed sweet potatoes. Which is weird because they’re one of my favorite vegetables, but if they’re mashed, and they tend to be a lot on Thanksgiving, I can’t stand them. But please! Bring on good ol’ creamy, garlicky mashed potatoes!

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I hate leftovers, (which I suppose doesn’t have to do with Thanksgiving dinner in itself, but I always associate it with eating leftovers for days afterwards), and Thanksgiving leftovers always seem to be in overabundance and go on for dayssss.

And finally, the nail in the coffin here, I really, strongly dislike turkey. I KNOW. Growing up, my mom would always, always make a ham along with the turkey specifically for me, because I really just would not eat it. To this day, I am not a huge fan, (like, at all!), but my husband truly loves it, so I try to embrace it. Mostly by smothering it in a gallon of gravy and mixing the bites with my mashed potatoes.

So! Now that I’m cooking my own Thanksgiving dinners the last few years, I change things up to how we like them. The leftovers thing is still an issue, but my husband has no problem eating about 20 turkey day dinners following the beloved feast. ;)

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Don’t get me wrong, because I adore Thanksgiving, the holidays are absolutely my most favorite time of the year. I look forward to them and always think they go by farrr to quickly. I could just do without the turkey! ;)

My favorite part of the day though? All the desserts! (except pumpkin pie, not that one. It’s a texture thing… too much mush.) But bring on the cookies please!

These super quick to whip up, no mixer required, cranberry and dark chocolate cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday party dessert table, your Christmas cookie platters, or last minute guests this season.

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They’re thick and chewy, sweet and tangy, and the cranberries and dark chocolate are such a perfect combination of flavors. You’ll love them!

P.S. Looking for more cranberry yumminess? Check out these this incredible cran-pumpkin bread or these heavenly cran-eggnog muffins!

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Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Butter, Melted and cooled
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F, line baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter and sugars for a few minutes, until the mixture is smooth and a light brown shade.
  3. Whisk in the egg, vanilla, and cinnamon
  4. Fold in the flour, baking soda and powder until just combined.
  5. Stir in the cranberries and chocolate chips.
  6. Using a large cookie scoop, drop on a baking sheet 2-inches apart.
  7. Pop in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes until the bottoms are a golden brown.
  8. Remove and allow to set for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy!


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Author: Alaina Doyle
Recipe Yields: 12 large cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 82
Calories 219

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 59mg
Total Carbohydrate 40g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 26g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Alaina Doyle

About Alaina

Alaina tackles everything from General Tso's Chicken to Chocolate Coconut Strawberry Waffles on her blog, Fabtastic Eats. Around here, though, she's a Cookie Fanatic.

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