Ruby Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

  • 250 grams (8.8 ounces) butter
  • 170 grams (6 ounces) sugar
  • 35 grams (1.2 ounces) honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 290 grams (10.2 ounces) flour
  • 3 grams (0.1 ounces) baking soda
  • 200 grams (7 ounces) dried cranberries
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) ruby chocolate


  • Mixing Bowl

    A sturdy bowl is essential for mixing all your ingredients smoothly. Opt for a deep one to prevent any messy overflows.

  • Electric Mixer

    This will help you achieve a creamy consistency for your butter, sugar, and honey mixture without much effort.

  • Cling Film

    Ideal for wrapping the dough to let it rest in the fridge. This keeps it moist and easy to work with later.

  • Cookie Cutters

    Though optional, these can add a fun twist to your cookies by giving them different shapes.

  • Baking Sheet

    A high-quality non-stick baking sheet ensures your cookies bake evenly and are easy to remove.


Step 1

Step 1: In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and honey until the mixture is light and fluffy. Tip: Using room temperature butter will make creaming easier and more effective.

Step 2

Step 2: Add the egg and egg yolk to the creamed mixture and beat until fully combined. Tip: For best results, add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 3

Step 3: In another bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Gradually add this to the wet mixture, stirring just until combined. Tip: Avoid over-mixing once the flour is added to prevent tough cookies.

Step 4

Step 4: Fold in the dried cranberries and ruby chocolate until evenly distributed. Tip: You can use a spatula or your hands to ensure even distribution.

Step 5

Step 5: Shape the dough into a log and cover it with cling film. Place it in the fridge for at least two hours to make the dough easier to work with. Tip: Chilling the dough helps to enhance flavor and control spreading during baking.

Step 6

Step 6: After chilling, remove the dough from the fridge and place it in the freezer for 30 minutes. Tip: This makes slicing the dough into cookie portions easier and cleaner.

Step 7

Step 7: Preheat your oven to 320°F (160°C). Cut the dough log into portions and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 8

Step 8: Bake the cookies for about 25 minutes, or until they are golden around the edges. Tip: Baking time may vary depending on your oven, so check for doneness a few minutes before the suggested time.

Step 9

Step 9: Optional - Use cookie cutters to shape the finished cookies if desired. Tip: Do this while the cookies are still warm for easier cutting.


Once your beautiful Ruby Chocolate Cranberry Cookies are baked to perfection, it's time to think about serving them! 🎉

Next-Level Plate Presentation: Arrange your cookies on a vibrant serving platter with fresh cranberries and sprigs of mint for a pop of color. This not only makes them visually appealing but also enhances their flavor. 🍪✨

Perfect Pairing with Coffee: Serve these cookies with a steaming cup of coffee or hot chocolate, and watch your guests' eyes light up with delight. The rich flavors of the cookies are a perfect match for these warm beverages. ☕🍫

Gift-Worthy: Stack a few cookies and wrap them in cellophane with a festive ribbon to make a thoughtful, delicious gift. Perfect for holidays, birthdays, or just because! 🎁


Looking to make these cookies gluten-free or vegan? No problem! 🌿

Gluten-Free Version: Simply replace the all-purpose flour with a good quality gluten-free flour blend. Make sure your baking soda is also gluten-free. This way, everyone can enjoy these delectable treats. 🍪🆓

Vegan Version: Swap out the butter for a plant-based alternative like vegan margarine or coconut oil. Replace the egg and egg yolk with flax eggs (1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons of water per egg). Use vegan ruby chocolate, and voila, you have vegan-friendly cookies! 🌱✨


  • Why does my dough feel too sticky?

    Sticky dough can often be fixed by chilling it longer in the fridge. Also, make sure you're measuring your flour accurately.

  • How do I know if my cookies are done?

    The edges will be golden brown and the centers will look set but still soft. They will firm up as they cool!

  • Can I freeze the dough?

    Absolutely! Freezing the dough makes it easy to bake fresh cookies whenever you want. Just roll it into a log and wrap tightly.

  • Can I substitute the cranberries?

    Yes, dried cherries or even raisins can work as a substitute, though they will alter the flavor profile.

  • Why did my cookies spread too much?

    This might happen if your butter was too warm when you started. Make sure the dough is properly chilled before baking.

  • How can I keep my cookies soft?

    Store them in an airtight container with a slice of bread. The bread will supply moisture, keeping your cookies soft and chewy!

Nutrition facts

Ruby chocolate & cranberry cookies
Recipe Yield:24 cookies
Calories:Per cookie
Calories (Min - Max):150 - 180
Total Fat:9g
Saturated Fat:5g
Total Carbohydrate:18g
Total Sugars:9g