White Chocolate Cherry Christmas Cookies



Christmas just isn’t Christmas without baking cookies – and a lot of them. The scent of warm, freshly baked cookies is one of my favourites, especially when it feels up the whole house and gives that cosy, festive vibe. I decided to try my hand at a new recipe, and they turned out great!

White Chocolate Cherry Christmas Cookies | hellomoonies
White Chocolate Cherry Christmas Cookies | hellomoonies
White Chocolate Cherry Christmas Cookies | hellomoonies


I actually had intended on using cranberries in this recipe, but I had trouble finding them – none of the grocery stores in my area had any. So, I opted for cherries, and they provided the perfect amount of flavour and juiciness. You can choose any berry you like, but I definitely recommend trying out the cherries.

White Chocolate Cherry Christmas Cookies | hellomoonies

This recipe makes around 36 cookies depending on size – I like to mix it up a little and do a few different sizes, but you do you!

  • 250g butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/3 cup cherries, roughly chopped
  • 200g white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius, and grease 3 baking trays.
  2. Use an electric mixer to cream butter, both sugars, and vanilla essence until light and fluffy.
  3. Add one egg at a time, beating well in between.
  4. Add baking powder, flour, cherries and chocolate chips. Stir with a large wooden spoon until fully combined.
  5. Spoon mixture onto baking trays in size you’d like, and flatten slightly with the back of the spoon.
  6. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until golden.
  7. Remove from oven and let rest on trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack (or eat ’em while they’re hot!)
White Chocolate Cherry Christmas Cookies | hellomoonies

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe; let me know what your favourite thing to cook during the festive season is!



  1. Ericka
    December 7, 2017 / 2:14 am

    These cookies look so delicious. This month we have so much baking at our house I might have to try your recipe out.

    • Becca
      December 7, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      Can I come and stay with you for the month?! Thanks for the comment, Ericka :)

  2. December 6, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    These look incredible! I am planning to do my Christmas baking this weekend. Thanks for some new inspiration :)

    • Becca
      December 7, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      You are so welcome Paula, I hope you enjoy them!

  3. December 6, 2017 / 6:07 am

    Yummy! I love white chocolate chips cookies, but never thought to add cherries. I will have to try this.

    • Becca
      December 7, 2017 / 12:48 pm

      I’d definitely recommend it! :)

  4. Alexandra
    December 6, 2017 / 12:56 am

    These look delicious – and I think I’d like the cherries over the cranberries anyway. I’d be tempted to half-dip them in melted white chocolate to boot!

    • Becca
      December 7, 2017 / 12:48 pm

      Yum! Alexandra, you must be a genius, because that sounds incredible.

  5. December 5, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    These look delicious! Every year we pick out a new cookies recipe to try and this might have to be this years! Thank you for posting it!

    • Becca
      December 6, 2017 / 12:25 am

      I love that! What a fun (and tasty) tradition :)

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