Cranberry Bliss Cookies! 


Who doesn’t love the original Cranberry Bliss Bars from Starbucks.

I think my local Starbucks has paid their entire December rent directly from the profits they’ve made from my personal consumption of these bars.

I make a copycat version of the bars every year around the holidays for family and friends.

Trust me, I deliver them to everyone the day they’re made so I don’t eat the entire batch myself.

They’re good~really, really  GOOD!!!

Cranberry Bliss Cookies

Who can stop at just one when you have an entire pan freshly baked wrapped up in your fridge?

So this year, while checking out the latest and greatest holiday recipes, I saw this recipe from Gimme Some Oven and absolutely had to try these Cranberry Bliss Cookies!

They’re just like the original bars from Starbucks only they’re made as a single cookie

All the elements you love, delicious cookie base, cream cheese frosting, lots of cranberries and, of course, the white chocolate drizzle.

Oh, wait a minute……

Did I mention that the chewy cookie part of these beauties is totally loaded with white chocolate chips and cranberries?

Really, these are Cranberry bliss bars done even better!

Oh, and they’re just so dang cute as individual cookies.

Say hello to Cranberry Bliss Cookies!


Recipe Notes:
The original recipe makes about 42-48 cookies, depending on how big you make them.

I found that, for me, I only had enough frosting and cranberries for 24-30 cookies.

I guess I’ve sorta got a thing for frosting and tend to apply a fairly thick layer.

Also, for my version I doubled the white chocolate drizzle.

Honestly, I don’t think I put more than an average amount of drizzle on each cookie.

Let’s face it, sometimes I do go overboard, but I don’t think I did in this case~just saying.

Down below in the recipe, I’ve written the amounts of the frosting ingredients as 1  1/2 times the original.

I’ve doubled the ingredient amounts for the glaze.


Just to add to the festive holiday appearance of these Cranberry Bliss Cookies, I add just a sprinkle of coarse sugar.

I love the added extra sparkle.

It feels happily festive to me.

Just like the last cookies I posted, I got these festive sprinkles, from Amazon.

Here is the recipe for my version of the Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars:


Source: Slightly Varied From Gimme Some Oven

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Cranberry Bliss Cookies

Cranberry Bliss Cookies~just like the original bars from Starbucks only in a chewy cookie version. Perfect for the holidays! Cranberry Bliss Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 44
Calories 175 kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup~ 2 Sticks Butter, At Room Temperature
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar Firmly Packed
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries


  • 12 Ounce~1 1/2 Blocks Cream Cheese, At Room Temperature
  • 3/4 Cup White Chocolate Chips Melted in the Microwave
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar

Drizzle and Topping:

  • 1 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries Roughly Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips Melted in the Microwave
  • 1 ~2 Teaspoons White Crisco Optional


Make the Cookie:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Gradually add flour mixture. Mix until well combined. Add the chocolate chips and cranberries and mix until evenly incorporated.
  4. Cover, and chill for at least 1 hour. Drop a rounded medium cookie scoop full of dough onto silicone baking mat or parchment lined cookie sheet, 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake until edges begins to brown, about 10-12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking pan about 10 minutes, then remove to a wire baking rack and cool completely.

Make the Frosting:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese, melted white chocolate and vanilla with an electric mixer. Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing until smooth.
  2. Spread the completely cooled cookies with a layer of frosting.
  3. Sprinkle with chopped cranberries.

Make the Drizzle:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the melted white chocolate with the crisco until smooth. Using a fork, drizzle glaze over cookies.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Bliss Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Potassium 47mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Sugars 27g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.