Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies – Recipe

Dried cranberries are a staple in our house! I’ve been eating them since I was a teenager and I’m happy to report my son loves them as much as I do. We eat them in oatmeal, granola, and by the handful. Paired with white chocolate morsels, cranberries give a tangy burst of flavor to this basic oatmeal cookie recipe – and far exceed their cousins the raisin in my opinion. Their delightfully crunchy exterior belies their irresistibly soft and gooey center, so don’t be afraid to tuck some away for yourself because they’ll fly off the counter likely before they’re done cooling!

These do best on a cooling rack to keep from getting too stiff, so for best results don’t skip this step! You’ll thank me when these delicious morsels are melting in your mouth.

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

One of my favorite winter cookies, these will dazzle friends and family! They make a great addition to a gift basket or potluck. Feel free to substitute other types of dried fruit or even add chopped nuts.

Prep Time 150 min Cook Time 12 min Total Time 2 hrs 42 mins Servings: 18



  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

  2. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat butter for about a minute; cream together with granulated and brown sugar until fluffy. Next add the egg, milk, and vanilla and mix on medium speed until combined, scraping the bowl.

  3. With the mixer on medium speed (using a paddle attachment on a stand mixer) beat in the flour mixture 1/4 cup at a time until fully combined. The dough should be softer than chocolate chip and very smooth.

  4. Using a spatula fold in the oats, cranberries, and morsels until evenly distributed.

  5. Cover and chill dough for at least 2 hours, perhaps overnight.

  6. Preheat oven to 375°.

  7. Place 1 cup granulated sugar in a shallow dish. Forming 1-2" balls, roll cookie dough between the hands and then liberally coat in sugar. Place on a cookie sheet 3" apart center to center, and bake for 10-12 minutes or until evenly browned and slightly dark around the edges. Transfer immediately to a cooling rack.

Keywords: cookies, cranberry, oatmeal, white chocolate
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