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Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate and Dried Cranberries

Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate and Dried Cranberries

During the holidays I have to make my oatmeal cookies with white chocolate and dried cranberries. It is a must! They are the perfect cookie for this time of year! The dried cranberries are nice and sweet and go perfectly with the white chocolate chunks. And of course the oatmeal background is fabulous! I included these cookies in my goodie bags. Here is the recipe! The recipe below makes about 2 1/2 dozen. If you need more, go ahead and double it, I did and they turned out great! Enjoy!

Oatmeal White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Oatmeal cookies with dried cranberries and white chocolate. These are a favorite Christmas cookie at our house, but they taste good anytime of the year!


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup of dried cranberries
1 cup chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

3. Using a mixer, beat the butter and sugars together until smooth. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Stir in the oats, dried cranberries, and white chocolate chips.

4. Roll cookie dough into tablespoon size balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Don’t let them get too done…they are better when they are soft! Let cookies sit on the baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.

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61 Responses to “Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate and Dried Cranberries”

  1. Erica — December 16, 2008 @ 8:30 am

    Love oatmeal cookies! I am making some this week! Maybe I will toss in some white chocolate and cranberries!

  2. CookiePie — December 16, 2008 @ 8:43 am

    Great minds! I posted a cranberry-white choc cookie recipe today too :) I love your version with the oatmeal, I bet they’re delicious!!

  3. Meg — December 16, 2008 @ 8:51 am


  4. Cathy — December 16, 2008 @ 8:59 am

    Oh my gosh, these look amazing! I love a cookie that seems like it is tailor-made for this time of year — and this is one of those cookies. It makes me want to break out into “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree!” My hubby, who doesn’t eat chocolate, will love these!

  5. Culinarywannabe — December 16, 2008 @ 9:12 am

    It is cookie mania in your house!! I’m sure you are the most popular girl on the block. :)

  6. Evan and Rebecca Jones — December 16, 2008 @ 9:13 am

    These look to die for!! Happy 6 months!

  7. Peggy — December 16, 2008 @ 9:47 am

    You two are the cutest couple! Love cranberries – I bet those taste great. You do a really good job on all these cookies and your friends are lucky! Happy December!

  8. Flourchild — December 16, 2008 @ 10:42 am

    I love this time of year cus you get to bake cookies and eat them! I love your cookies..they look so good!

  9. Pam — December 16, 2008 @ 11:00 am

    My sister just made oatmeal crasin cookies; adding the white chocolate is a fantastic idea. I will be making these soon.

  10. Mary Ann — December 16, 2008 @ 11:38 am

    These cookies are so good. I love them- absolutely perfect for Christmas time!

  11. Cristine — December 16, 2008 @ 11:46 am

    You can’t go wrong with white chocolate and craisins! I make a similar cookie to this one all the time. Yours look fantastic!

  12. mikky — December 16, 2008 @ 12:23 pm

    first, congratulations for getting your new cam… looking forward to your new pics, and the views were just lovely… next, i love your cookie collections, they all look and sound great, esp this oatmeal w/ white choc & dried cranberries, mmm… and i just adore your pic, the apron's so cute… and btw, you and josh look great together…. :)

  13. ttfn300 — December 16, 2008 @ 12:34 pm

    i was TOTALLY thinking of these the other day :) except with dried cherries!!

  14. Mary — December 16, 2008 @ 12:45 pm

    These look super good and I still have dried cranberries in my pantry. Gee………

  15. Emily — December 16, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

    These sound like such a delicious “hearty” cookie! I love the white chocolate and cranberry combo! Sounds so good!

  16. Allie — December 16, 2008 @ 1:56 pm


  17. Kymmie's Cakes — December 16, 2008 @ 2:18 pm

    It’s so awesome you get adverts on your blog now!

  18. emily — December 16, 2008 @ 4:05 pm

    The pictures really look great! I’m jealous of the new camera. I can’t wait to try these. I just had a white chocolate cranberry cookie the other day that was missing something. I think the oatmeal will solve the problem!

  19. Megan — December 16, 2008 @ 4:46 pm

    Yowza! I’ll have to make those for my dad – oatmeal raisin are his favorite but I have dried cherries that I can use.

  20. HoneyB — December 16, 2008 @ 4:54 pm

    I know grumpy would like these! He loves anything with white chocolate!

  21. Bridgett — December 16, 2008 @ 5:16 pm

    I make these all of the time, aren’t they fantastic? Love them.

  22. DEESHA — December 16, 2008 @ 5:51 pm

    I too made oatmeal cookies minus chocolates .. looks yummm maria

  23. Jan — December 16, 2008 @ 6:24 pm

    They look totally scrummy, great flavor combination.

  24. The Blonde Duck — December 16, 2008 @ 6:50 pm

    Those look so good! Yum!!!!!

  25. Jacque — December 16, 2008 @ 7:43 pm

    I’m not in love with either cranberry or white chocoalte… until you put them together. Your cookies sound wonderful.

    They’re great for Christmas too. Nice work!

  26. Manggy — December 16, 2008 @ 7:44 pm

    I love white chocolate! They’re perfect in cookies (I’ve been gorging on “reverse” chocolate chip cookies myself :)

  27. Jaime — December 16, 2008 @ 8:04 pm

    these are some of my favorites! i make a similar recipe year round :)

  28. The Food Librarian — December 16, 2008 @ 8:19 pm

    These sound like perfect combo of flavors and textures! I need to make these!!!

  29. Usha — December 16, 2008 @ 8:33 pm

    Looks fantastic,very yum and festive :-)

  30. Amanda — December 17, 2008 @ 5:29 am

    Oh wow these are gorgeous! I wish you would join us for the Cooking With Alicia & Annie blog event, I'd love to see what you come up with!

  31. Grace — December 17, 2008 @ 6:16 am

    have you had the cranberry bliss bars at starbucks or barnes & noble? they're enough to convince me that cranberries and white chocolate belong together. awesome cookies, maria. :)

  32. Darius T. Williams — December 17, 2008 @ 6:48 am

    Really – who can go wrong with dried cranberries and white chocolate? Look sgreat!

  33. Katherine Aucoin — December 17, 2008 @ 6:54 am

    I love oatmeal cookies with white chocolate!

  34. Rosa's Yummy Yums — December 17, 2008 @ 7:59 am

    These cookies look perfect! I love oatmeal in anything!



  35. Bellini Valli — December 17, 2008 @ 8:52 am

    I love the festive colour of the cranberries. With the temperatures dipping well below zero your post on ice cream was just making me…well cold. Brrr. I am sure it was delicious though but this post reminds me of warm kitchens and homey goodness:D

  36. Pamela — December 17, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

    I have a recipe similar to this one and I haven’t baked it yet. I’m feeling a little bad about that and now that I’ve seen yours, I feel the need to get back in the kitchen. White chocolate and cranberries are a great mix!

  37. Crystal — January 6, 2009 @ 12:17 pm

    These are delish! I want to make another batch but I know I’ll wind up eating at least 1/2 of them by myself so do you know how I can make it lighter? Can I subsitute some of the butter with yogurt or applesauce and if so, how? thanks
    crystalboom at hotmail dot com

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  40. vicki — December 22, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

    omgosh….i love these cookies too….but that’s not saying much cuz i’m a cookie-holic….these really r a must have especially this time of year….Merry Christmas!!!

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