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Oh so easy cranberry white chocolate cookie bars. Perfect for the holidays! // 40 Aprons

Easy Cranberry White Chocolate Cookie Bars

A sweet, simple sugar cookie layer, dotted with chewy, tart dried cranberries and topped with a creamy, rich white chocolate 'ganache' and dotted with white sugar pearls. Using refrigerated cookie dough makes these so easy and the perfect holiday treats.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie bars, desserts, easy cranberry, sweets, white chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 people
Calories 338kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 2 16- ounce packages of refrigerated sugar cookie dough (I used Pillsburg)
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips or baking chocolate , chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 tbsp white sugar pearls , for garnish


  • Mix together sugar cookie dough and cranberries until cranberries are mixed evenly throughout dough. Line a 13x9" pan with parchment paper and bake at 375ºF 25-30 minutes. They're done when the edges are set and top of middle is slightly golden brown. Don't overbake! But make sure the center doesn't look still gooey/raw. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine white chocolate and butter. Very carefully microwave in 15-second bursts, stirring very well after each round, until chocolate is melted and very smooth. Spread mixture over cooled cookie layer and spread evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle sugar pearls on top and chill 30 minutes or until chocolate layer is hardened.
  • Gently remove from pan by lifting the corners of the parchment paper up and carefully trim the edges of the cookie layer with a sharp, long knife. Cut into serving-size squares and serve!


You can add more white sugar pearls for garnish.


Serving: 15g | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 202IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 5mg | Net Carbs: 29g