Cranberry Kit-Kat Cookies

Cranberry Kit-Kat Cookies are full of Kit-Kat crunch, cranberries,  white chocolate morsels, and frosted with a white chocolate ganache adorned with festive sprinkles.

Cranberry Kit-Kat Cookies

Cranberry Kit-Kat Cookies

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This post is sponsored in conjunction with Christmas Cookies Week. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the Christmas Cookies Week recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Welcome back to Christmas Cookies Week! My  recipe of the day is for Cranberry Kit-Kat Cookies with white chocolate chips and a white chocolate ganache frosting, adorned with gorgeous sprinkles from today’s   sponsor: Sprinkle Pop. I’ve  worked with them for Choctoberfest if you recall and did the Wizard Wands which were a huge hit at my house. We  all go a little nutty  for Harry Potter here and even have a gargoyle out front we named Mr. Gryffindor. Who, by the way, has been pouting (or appears to have some sort of smirky scowl)  since we wouldn’t feed him the wizard wands,  but munched those all ourselves.

And I hate to say it,  but the little blighter won’t be getting any of these either. They are just too good to share! We’ll  just have to watch our feet  when we stroll past him taking care he doesn’t bite our ankles.

I  told ya’ we were nutty.

Cranberry Kit-Kat Cookies

And while most cookies like this rely on nuts- well, I got the idea to add some crunch with chopped up Kit-Kats to see how that went. They were already white chocolate coated so more of that including ganache wasn’t much of a stretch. And I  like the ganache better  than most frosting anyway, because…chocolate. Or at least white chocolate in this case.

And aren’t those sprinkles drop-dead  gorgeous?

Snowflakes, and stars, and candy canes and snowmen,  oh my! Much much better than Lions and Tigers and Bears.

Just don’t ask Mr.  Griffindor- he’s kinda’ partial to lions and he has my cats in cahoots with him  on that.

The cats won’t be getting any  cookies either. *snort* Although we do call their crunchy treats cookies and Sophia,  my kitty-girl, if she catches me with a cookie knows she gets crunchy treats in her favor. And she will not  be denied. Or  God help me in  the middle of the night….

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I have to say these kind  of  cookies are some  of  my favorites- if you know me, I like most cookies with raisins. When  I was small, I loved the Hermits,  and later, Oatmeal cookies, but some years back when these dried cranberries starting coming out,  they were the bomb. I still get a little light headed with ecstasy nibbling on a Cranberry Bliss Bar– don’t you? Any reason  to whip up a cappuccino or  latte to go with seems legit, and those bars are very legit.

I  can’t tell you how much money I’ve saved instead of buying those from Starbucks–not because it’s that much, but they put these places in the grocery stores for me to sip & shop. So no,  I still  owe them most of my wallet. Have you tried that Gingerbread Eggnog  latte I made that is like one of their off-menu specials? I made the gingerbread syrup from scratch. You want that recipe if nothing else.

Am I making you fat just telling you  about all  these delicious things? Everything in moderation, my friends…and get thee to the gym  posthaste. With a cookie or  three in hand, because you  do have to  live.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Palmiers recipe unless the world comes to an end. I shouldn’t jinx myself, because it  has happened before. It’s a busy week  all the way through, with more cookies on Thursday. Stay tuned!

Cranberry Kit-Kat Cookies


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Cranberry Kit-Kat  Cookies

  • Servings: 48
  • Difficulty: easy
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Yield: 4 Dozen Cookies


  • 3/4 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup  granulated  sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1  large egg
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup dried sweetened cranberries (craisins)
  • 8 ounces Kit-Kat white chocolate minis, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate baking morsels
  • 2 tablespoons multicolor nonpareils
  • 4 ounces Sprinkle Pop Bespoke Sprinkle Mix, in holiday colors

White Chocolate Ganache

  • 1-1/2 cups white chocolate baking morsels
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk


Preheat oven to  375°F.

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment,  beat together the butter and sugars until smooth.
  2. Add  the egg and vanilla and mix again briefly.
  3. Stir together the flour, salt and baking soda and add to the mixer gradually to form a dough.
  4. Turn off the mixer and  fold in the chopped Kit-Kats,  1/2 cup white morsels, cranberries and the 2 tablespoons of nonpareils with a  spatula (save the Sprinkle Pop decor for finishing the cookies).
  5. Drop  by  tablespoons onto a  baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes, then cool  cookies on a wire rack.
  6. Finish the other cookies before starting the ganache.
  7. When all the cookies are cool and ready to  frost,  stir together the other white morsels with the condensed milk and whisk over low heat  for a few minutes until melted and smooth. I do this half at a time so I  do’t have to rush and  worry about the ganache setting up too fast.
  8. Frost the cookies  with ganache and sprinkle immediately with Sprinkle Pop decor; allow the cookies to rest undisturbed to finish setting up before storing- about  an hour (but this could vary  if your  ganache was thickly applied- so just test one).

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