Dark Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Cookies

I always love the seasonal collaborations that Annie of @whatannieseating and Rebecca and Ruth of @squaremealroundtable put together, and this was no exception.  For fall, cranberries were the star ingredient, and I decided to go with a dessert that’s a bit simpler, but no less delicious – cookies.

With Thanksgiving coming up south of the border, sometimes it’s nice to have a quick and delicious dessert to whip up for guests or bring to a potluck.  These cookies are decadent and full of dark chocolate, but are brightened up with the acidity of the cranberries (yet aren’t overwhelmed).

I think we all love gooey cookies, so why not make them a staple at your Thanksgiving (or any dinner) table?


  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (for an extra bite, replace 1/2 cup with spelt flour)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Flaky salt, to finish


Preheat oven to 350F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

In the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, add butter, brown sugar and white sugar and mix until combined and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.  Scrape down the bowl with a spatula and add eggs and vanilla.  Continue to mix for about 3-5 minutes, scraping down the bowl as needed, until the mixture lightens in colour and is very light and airy.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl and add to dough.  Mix until just incorporated, add chocolate and dried cranberries and mix again until combined.

Scoop 2-3 tbsp of dough, roll into a ball and place onto the prepared pan.  Press down to flatten each dough ball slightly and sprinkle with sea salt (I baked 5 cookies at a time to give room to spread).  Bake 11-12 minutes, until the bottom begins to brown and allow to cool on a wire rack.


Check out the links below for all the #yesyoucranberry recipes!

What Annie’s Eating (recipe tbd but putting this ex here as a template) Cranberry Mojitos

Square Meal Round Table’s Cranberry Orange Streusel Pie

Easy and Delish — Avocado Cranberry Hummus Dip


Flottelottehaan Buchteln with Cranberry Oranges Jam


The Cooking of Joy’s Cranberry Curd Tart


Jessie Sheehan Bakes – Cranberry Buckle


Ciao Chow Bambina – Cranberry Pecan Cracker Spread


Baking The Goods – Cranberry Apple Brown Butter Crumble Pie


Katiebird Bakes – Cranberry Sauce Breakfast Rolls


Crumb Top Baking’s Cranberry Orange Overnight Oatmeal Muffins


The Baking Fairy – Vegan Cranberry Apple Bundt Cake


You Can Live Rich On Less – Cranberry Cherry Tarts


Sift & Simmer – White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies


Bappy Girl – https://bappygirlyum.blogspot.com/


Ronnie Fein – Baked Goat Cheese with Honey Sauce and Cranberries:  http://www.ronniefein.com/blog/on-hanukkah-lets-not-forget-that-a-woman-played-a?rq=Cranberries

Lemon Thyme and Ginger https://lemonthymeandginger.com/baked-french-toast-apple-cranberry-compote


Cranberry Agua Fresca with Mint and Lime: http://www.holajalapeno.com/2016/11/cranberry-agua-fresca.html


Cranberry Pie with Dried Figs and Cashews: http://www.ronniefein.com/blog/honey-cashew-pie


Susannah Chen’s Cranberry Pico de Gallo


Katherine in Brooklyn: Cranberry Cinnamon Buns



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