White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

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Cranberries and white chocolate chips take a batch of oatmeal cookies from ordinary to spectacular. And this oatmeal cookie recipe is fantastic with all the thick, chewy-softness you want in a cookie.

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Why is it that oatmeal cookies tend to get shoved to the sidelines, while chocolate chip cookies get the spotlight? Don’t get me wrong, I love a Caramel Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookie as much as the next person.

But oatmeal cookies are packed with so much flavor and awesome texture. Oatmeal gives cookies a nice contrast to the sweetness and I just love that.

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, and last but not least, these Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies with Maple Buttercream are all fantastic oatmeal cookie recipes.

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These oatmeal cookies are exceptional and combine the best of the oatmeal and chocolate chip cookie worlds with the addition of white chocolate chips.

Instead of the traditional raisins for oatmeal cookies, I like adding cranberries. And there is something about the zing of the cranberry that beautifully pairs with the sweet white chocolate.

My family (and many readers too!) have declared these some of the best cookies ever.

Oatmeal Cookies with white chocolate and cranberries

How To Make Homemade Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies don’t require a mixer and the chilling time is limited, making them quick and easy to stir-up and bake with minimal dishes afterward.  

Actually, it is important NOT to chill the dough for too long. Leaving the dough in the refrigerator for several hours hardens the dough too much and the cookies won’t spread.

About 30 min of chilling is ideal, it firms them up just enough to keep them thick. If you need to chill the dough for longer, be sure to allow it to warm a bit before baking.

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and white and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, molasses, and vanilla.
  2. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Stir the flour mixture into the butter and sugar bowl. Gently stir in rolled oats, white chocolate chips, and cranberries.
  3. Roll the dough into balls and chill for about 30 min.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Bake the cookies for 10-11 min or until lightly browned. Do not over bake.
  5. Let cool on the cookie sheets for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.
Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

5 from 6 votes
Cranberries and white chocolate chips take these oatmeal cookies from ordinary to spectacular. The oatmeal cookie recipe is fantastic with all the thick, chewy-softness you want in a cookie.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Additional Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 Cookies

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 and 2/3 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and white and brown sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in eggs, molasses and vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Stir the flour mixture into the butter and sugar bowl.
  • Gently stir in rolled oats, white chocolate chips and cranberries.
  • Roll the dough into balls and chill for about 30 min.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 F. Bake the cookies for 10-11 min or until lightly browned. Do not over bake. Let cool on the cookie sheets for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie · Calories: 170kcal · Carbohydrates: 26g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 7g · Saturated Fat: 4g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g · Cholesterol: 23mg · Sodium: 109mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 18g
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{originally published 5/21/14 – recipe notes and photos updated 2/5/21}

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  1. Nici says

    I just love cranberry and white chocolate together…add a little butter, brown sugar and oats and I’m a happy girl! These cookies look delicious! Thanks so much for linking them up to my Creative Ways Link Party!
    Blessings,
    Nici

  2. Lexi says

    5 stars
    I made these for Thanksgiving and everyone raved about them! I may or may not have eaten half of the batch myself… 🙂 They were to die for! Thank you for this delicious recipe!

  3. Heather says

    5 stars
    I made these they were awesome…. I put my own twist on the recipe I used dried cherries and put pistachios in them as well didn’t use the cranberries. They were to die for. They were awesome before as well Thank You

  4. Gameron says

    I was wondering if you have ever made these without the white chocolate chips? Not that chocolate isn’t always the best option. ??.?. I’m going to pin the recipe for later.

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  1. […]   Since there are probably about 30 million recipes floating around the internet already for regular oatmeal cookies, I decided to add an extra bit of fall flair by adding some maple buttercream to make them sandwich cookies. Besides, sandwich cookies are so much fun to eat! First of all, because you get to eat two cookies at once, and second, because you get to frosting with them! However, if you want a simpler treat, feel free to make the cookie sans frosting. For another way to dress up oatmeal cookies, check out my Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies. […]

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