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Dark Chocolate Cranberry Chestnut Cookies
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4.89 from 9 votes

Dark Chocolate Cranberry Chestnut Cookies

Soft & chewy these Dark Chocolate Cranberry Chestnut Cookies are simply delightful. Perfect Christmas/Winter cookies that won't last long in the cookie jar! They are a doddle to make too!
Course Biscuits, Cookies
Cuisine American, British, International
Keyword chewy cookies, chocolate chip cookies, christmas baking, cranberry cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 135kcal
Author Jo Allison


  • 150 g plain or white spelt flour
  • 150 g light brown sugar
  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg lightly whisked
  • 100 g dark chocolate chips
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 50 g chestnuts roughly chopped
  • pinch of sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Prepare your baking sheets by lining them with baking/greaseproof paper or silicone liners.
  • Melt the butter (in a microwave or in a small pan on the hob/stovetop) and pour it into the large bowl.
  • Add the sugar and beat it in vigorously with a wooden spoon.
  • Add vanilla extract and lightly whisked egg and beat some more.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and a pinch of sea salt and mix well until all combined.
  • Add chocolate chips, dried cranberries and chopped chestnuts and mix them all well until incorporated evenly throughout the cookie mix.
  • Use a heaped tablespoon (the measuring one) of cookie mixture for every cookie and scoop it onto the baking sheet leaving enough space in between the cookies to allow them to spread as they bake.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until they start to turn light brown. Once out of the oven let the cookies sit on the baking sheets for couple of minutes to firm up a bit. Transfer them onto the cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!


  • Nutritional information is approximate and for guideline only.
  • You could replace dark chocolate chips with milk or white ones if you prefer.


Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.6mg