Indulge in the perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors with these Cranberry Jam Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. These soft, chewy cookies are infused with the richness of chocolate chips and the tartness of cranberry jam. A must-try treat for any cookie lover for the holidays!
As the holiday season draws near, there’s a warmth and cozy feeling in the air. It’s the time when kitchens come alive with the aroma of freshly baked treats, and what better way to bring in the spirit of the season than these Cranberry Jam Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Imagine sinking your teeth into a soft, chewy chocolate chip cookie, perfectly complemented by my sweet tart cranberry jam nestled within its center. These cookies will tantalize your taste buds for this holiday season. You can also try my Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies if you’re into baking more.
These Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for festive gatherings, holiday gifting, or even as a comforting treat enjoyed by the fireplace. Just snuggle with your main Tootz!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THESE COOKIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Flavor Fusion: The cookies offer a delightful combination of flavors—a classic chocolate chip cookie base along the tartness of cranberry jam, creating a balance of sweet and tangy.
Easy Prep: Using pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough cuts down the baking process, making it quick and convenient to create these delectable treats.
Perfect for All Occasions: Whether it’s for holiday gatherings, mid-day treats, or to satisfy your sweet cravings, these cookies are made for any occasion.
Let’s start baking these cookies in the kitchen for the holidays!
- PRE-MADE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH – This saves time if you’re in a hurry to bake!
- CRANBERRY JAM
- CHOCOLATE CHIPS – You can’t complain about having more chocolatey chips in the cookies.
HOW TO MAKE CRANBERRY JAM CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Preheat the oven to the temperature specified on the cookie dough package.
While the oven preheats, remove the pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough from the package and roll it into 1-inch balls.
Place the cookie dough balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing them a few inches apart.
Using your thumb or the back of a small spoon, gently press down in the center of each cookie to create an indentation. Spoon approximately 1/2 teaspoon of cranberry jam into the center of each cookie.
Add a few chocolate chips onto the edges of the cookies for an extra touch.
Bake the cookies in the preheated oven according to the cookie dough package instructions or until they’re golden brown.
Once baked, remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
SUBSTITUTIONS FOR THESE COOKIES
Cookie Dough: If you prefer not to use pre-made cookie dough, you can make your own chocolate chip cookie dough from scratch using a favorite recipe. You can also use sugar cookie dough or any other dough you enjoy.
Jam: Instead of cranberry jam, you can substitute with other fruit jams or preserves, such as raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, or apricot. Homemade or store-bought jams work well.
Sweeteners: Instead of the specific sweeteners listed in the cranberry jam recipe, you can use granulated sugar, brown sugar, honey, or agave syrup.
Gluten-Free or Vegan Options: For dietary preferences, you can use gluten-free cookie dough or a vegan-friendly alternative. Make sure to check the ingredients to fit your diet.
Let’s get a little creative with these variations. Feel free to mix and match these variations or come up with your own unique twists. Let me know what you did too.
Nuts Galore: Mix chopped nuts like walnuts, pecans, almonds, or hazelnuts into the cookie dough for a nutty flavor. Sprinkle extra nuts on top before baking. (Not the dirty vesion – LOL.)
Dual Jam Flavors: Experiment with using two different jams or preserves in one batch, either combining them or alternating in different cookies.
Sandwich Cookies: Make them into sandwich cookies by spreading a layer of jam between two cookies, creating a yummy cookie sandwich. I think this sounds good!
Cheesecake Twist: Add a small dollop of cream cheese into the thumbprint before adding the jam for a cheesecake-inspired version. This would be a winner for the cheesecake lovers!
HOW TO STORE
Refrigeration: For longer storage, especially if the cookies contain perishable fillings like homemade jam, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should last for about 1-2 weeks.
Freezer: These cookies can be frozen. Place the cookies in a single layer in an airtight container or freezer bag, separated by parchment paper to prevent sticking. They can be frozen for up to 2-3 months. Thaw them at room temperature before serving.
HOW TO REHEAT
Oven Method: Preheat your oven to around 300°F (150°C). Place the cookies on a baking sheet and warm them in the oven for about 5-10 minutes. Check them frequently to prevent over-baking.
From the Freezer: Let the cookies thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Preheat the oven to around 300°F (150°C). Place the thawed cookies on a baking sheet and warm them for about 10-15 minutes, or until they reach the desired temperature.
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- 1 package pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough
- ½ cup cranberry jam or store bought
- ¼ cup chocolate chips optional
- Preheat the oven to the temperature specified on the cookie dough package.
- While the oven preheats, remove the pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough from the package and roll it into 1-inch balls.
- Place the cookie dough balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing them a few inches apart.
- Using your thumb or the back of a small spoon, gently press down in the center of each cookie to create an indentation. Spoon approximately 1/2 teaspoon of cranberry jam into the center of each cookie.
- Add a few chocolate chips onto the edges of the cookies for an extra touch.
- Bake the cookies in the preheated oven according to the cookie dough package instructions or until they’re golden brown.
- Once baked, remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Enjoy and Devour!
Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is an approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site.
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