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White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies- The BEST Eggless Christmas Cookies

These eggless Christmas cookies are a holiday favorite. They’re the best treat for family, friends, neighbors and teachers or just to snack on at home! You will make these time and time again.

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If you are a regular reader of my website, then you know I love cookies. It’s one of my favorite things to make and make them often. Cookies don’t take long and that means you can eat them even sooner. Warm cookies, out of the oven, are the best. I have a ton of eggless cookie recipes on my site.

stack of three cookies

Eggless White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m not normally a fan of white chocolate and I think this is the only recipe I have that includes it. It goes so well with the dried cranberries. Pecans are what make this recipe the best and it gives it that extra holiday taste. I also love this recipe because no cookie cutters are needed!

Ingredients in Eggless Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Butter– I normally use salted butter, but unsalted works fine too. Make sure it’s room temperature.
  • Sugar
  • Applesauce– You can use sweetened or unsweetened. I use what I have in my refrigerator.
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla– Making vanilla extract is so easy. You can get directions here. I just found vanilla beans at Costco for $12.99!
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Dried cranberries
  • White chocolate chips
  • Walnuts or pecans– I like pecans in my baked goods, but walnuts work just as well.
stack of white chocolate cranberry cookies

How to Make Eggless Christmas Cookies

Step 1

Preheat oven and cream butter, sugars, applesauce and vanilla for a couple of minutes in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2

Add in flour, baking soda and salt- dry ingredients – and mix until combined. It starts crumbly but quickly comes together.

Step 3

Fold in pecans, craisins and white chocolate chips using a rubber scraper.

Step 4

Drop the cookie dough by the spoonful onto a baking sheet (no parchment paper needed) and bake for about 12-14 minutes or until brown. Let baked cookies cool a few minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.

overhead view of cookies on cookie rack

More dessert recipes (cookie recipes) you’ll love {They’re all eggless}

stack of three cookies with cookie rack with cookies in background

Eggless White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These eggless Christmas cookies are a holiday favorite. They are the best treat for family, friends, neighbors and teachers or just to snack on at home!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, Cookies, eggless, holidays
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane


  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Add butter, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla and applesauce to mixing bowl and cream using a hand mixer. This takes a minute of two.
  • Add in flour, baking soda and salt. Mix again. This starts out crumbly, but quickly comes together.
  • Fold in dried cranberries, chopped pecans and white chocolate morsels using a rubber scraper.
  • Drop buy spoonful onto baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until brown. Let cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
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