Dark Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

Soft and Chewy Dark Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies are perfect for all occasions.
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Soft and chewy Dark Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies are so perfect for the Holidays. Enjoy them with a glass of milk!

Dark Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

Chocolate is evergreen, perfect for every occasion. Think about it, whether it’s your birthday, anniversary or Valentine’s Day or Christmas, chocolate is always there. It is one thing which you can always gift to you loved ones irrespective of the occasion. For me anyway, everyday is perfect for chocolate. I mean I don’t really need an occasion to eat it or bake with it but when it’s the festive season I feel like adding it to every damn thing. Like drinking hot chocolate , like baking chocolate cake or these dark chocolate chip cranberry cookies! ❤

Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

I always make these dark chocolate chip cranberry cookies for the holidays and this year is no exception. I made them just before I left for India. They turned out super soft, chewy, like they were literally melting in my mouth! And you know they taste so amazing just when they are out of the oven right? and so I ate way too many while clicking pictures. Can you blame me?

Dark Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies Recipe

For this recipe I used my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. The biggest change that I made was swapping the entire sugar with SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend.


The brown sugar blend which is a mix of SPLENDA® Sweetener & Brown Sugar makes these cookies really soft. What also makes them perfect is cornstarch [which acts as a tenderizing agent, prevents gluten formation and makes the cookies softer] and the extra egg yolk. I really insist on using the extra egg yolk, it adds moistness and does make a difference.

Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookie

I hope these dark chocolate chip cranberry cookies make it to your cookie tray! They are so good and also reduced in calories compared to your regular cookie – all the more reason why you should be making them!

Dark Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

* You can make the dough in advance and keep it in the refrigerator for 2 days. You can also freeze the cookie dough balls. Make cookie balls out of the dough, refrigerate them for 1-2 hours till they are firm and them place them in ziplock bag and freeze them. They should stay good for 2 months and whenever you feel like eating a cookie, just bake them!

Dark Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

Soft and Chewy Dark Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies are perfect for all occasions.
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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 56 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine World
Servings 18 large cookies
Calories 197 kcal


  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1.25 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 sticks butter unsalted
  • 1.25 cups brown sugar blend [I used SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend]
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries


  • In a bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt. Set aside.
  • Using your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment or using your hand mixer, beat butter and
  • SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend till smooth and creamy, around 2-3 minutes.
  • Add egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract and mix till well combined.
  • Now add the flour mix in parts and mix till well combined.
  • Fold in the dark chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
  • Wrap the dough in a cling sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • After 30 minutes, take out the dough from the refrigerator and make 18 cookie balls out of it. I used 2 oz of dough per cookie and got 18 cookies out of the entire dough.
  • Place the cookie on the prepared baking tray. Leave some space between each cookie.
  • Bake at 350 F degrees for 11 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and let the cookies cool down in the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them on to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 141mgPotassium: 85mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Beautiful cookies Manali! Love the picture showing the melted chocolate, simply mouthwatering!

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