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Oatmeal Cranberry Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Creme Filling

Oatmeal Cranberry Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Crème Filling-add these sandwich cookies to your holiday baking list! 

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Oatmeal cream pies were one of my favorite treats as a kid. We didn’t get them very often, but when we did, I had to fight my brother and sister for them. There is just something special about sweet, creamy filling sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies.

I don’t think I’ve had a store-bought oatmeal cream pie since I was a kiddo, but I haven’t forgotten about them. I decided to create my own holiday version of the classic: Oatmeal Cranberry Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Crème Filling.

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This recipe is part of my last Kitchen Conversation with Land O’Lakes this year. We’ve had so much fun discussing food inspiration and recipes, from the latest food trends to vintage recipes to quick weeknight meals. And now, it’s time for one of my favorite topics: baking. Not just baking, but holiday baking.

Nothing puts me in a better mood than holiday baking. It really is the most wonderful time of the year! These Oatmeal Cranberry Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Crème Filling are the perfect holiday cookies to share with family, friends and neighbors!

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The recipe calls for three beautiful sticks of Land O Lakes® Butter. Three sticks??? Yeah, you know this recipe is going to be good! ’Tis the season for butter!

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I go cranberry crazy during the holiday months. I love the sweetness and pop of color they add to the oatmeal cookies. So festive and fun!

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I whipped up a white chocolate buttercream frosting to make the cookies extra special. Cranberry and white chocolate are a match made in heaven!

Oatmeal Cranberry Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Buttercream on The perfect holiday cookie!

The white chocolate buttercream is smooth, sweet, and the perfect filling for the oatmeal cranberry cookies.

Oatmeal Cranberry Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Buttercream Filling on The perfect holiday cookie!

The best part of a sandwich cookie? You get TWO cookies! Double the deliciousness!

Add Oatmeal Cranberry Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Crème Filling to your holiday baking list. They are sure to be a hit! And make sure you save a few for yourself. I may have hidden a few for myself. I guess I haven’t grown up that much!

Oatmeal Cranberry Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Creme Filling on The perfect holiday cookie!

Oatmeal Cranberry Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Creme Filling

Yield: 12 sandwich cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Oatmeal cranberry cookies filled with sweet white chocolate buttercream frosting. Add these cookies to your holiday baking list!


For the cookies:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup of dried cranberries

For the White Chocolate Buttercream:
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3-4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk, or as needed


1. To make the cookies, 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, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.

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

4. Roll cookie dough into tablespoon size balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.

5. While the cookies are cooling, make the white chocolate buttercream. Place white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30-second intervals until chips begin to melt, about 1 minute. Stir and repeat, heating chips about 10 seconds at a time, until thoroughly melted. Stir until chocolate is smooth and no more lumps remain. Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed in a mixing bowl until fluffy. Beat in half of the powdered sugar, melted white chocolate, vanilla and milk until mixture is smooth and creamy.Slowly beat in remaining powdered sugar until smooth; if frosting is too stiff, add in a little more milk.

6. To make the sandwich cookies, spread or pipe white chocolate buttercream on the inside of one cookie. Top with another cookie. Continue making sandwich cookies. Store cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature.

Note-you may have extra buttercream, depending on how much you add between each cookie. You can keep the leftover buttercream in the fridge for up to a week.

Disclosure-this post is in partnership with Land O’Lakes, but all of our opinions are our own. 

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51 Responses to “Oatmeal Cranberry Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Creme Filling”

  1. Your cookies look just amazing! I am love all of the flavors you have going on n them!!! Yum!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Julie @ Table for Two — December 2, 2013 @ 6:59 am

    This might be one of my favorite holiday cookies you’ve created! I love the cranberries in them – perfect for the season! The creme filling is phenom!

  3. Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness — December 2, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    Oh my goodness, I don’t think I could think of a better holiday cookie! All the flavors in here are perfect for the season, and they are gosh darn purdy!

  4. Matea @ FightForTheBite — December 2, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    What a great holiday recipe! The cranberries must go great with the filling!

  5. Jenny Flake — December 2, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    These are so pretty! Love them!

  6. Cookbook Queen — December 2, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    Yes!! Loving this flavor combo!!

  7. Heather Christo — December 2, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    Oh, love the creme filling Maria!!

  8. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — December 2, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    These would be perfect for the holidays!

  9. Alice Kolonis — December 2, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    These look beautiful! Can’t wait to try them. Our first Christmas party is this weekend. Sounds like a plan :)

  10. Ohhh those looks sooo yummy! And pretty! I’m obsessed with the orginal oatmeal cream pies… and this is my favorite recipe for them:

    They are seriously crazy good. But these look like oatmeal cream pies taken to a new level! Love the idea and I’ll definately be making them sometime during the holidays!

  11. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — December 2, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Delicious-looking cookies! Great giveaway, too! :)

  12. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — December 2, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    These could not be any more perfect for the holidays!!

  13. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — December 2, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    These are like perfection in holiday cookies! LOVE.

  14. Carrian — December 2, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them!

  15. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — December 2, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    These cookies are gorgeous! So perfect of the holidays. I have to try these!

  16. naomi — December 2, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

    Three words . . . These are insane!!!

  17. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — December 2, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    Such a fun and beautiful cookie, love these Maria!

  18. Megan {Country Cleaver} — December 2, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    I could never turn away from an oatmeal sammich cookie when I was a kid. There was always a throwdown for the last one with my brother’s and I, too! hahah These look amazing!

  19. Jennie @themessybakerblog — December 2, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    It doesn’t get much better than this. These look amazing. Pinned!

  20. Um, I need 47 of these sandwiches in my life! Love the oatmeal cranberry combo!

  21. Molly wallrich — December 2, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

    Can’t wait to make these!!

  22. JulieD — December 2, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    These are so cute and I love the flavors!!! :)

  23. Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet — December 2, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    I need these ASAP!

  24. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 2, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    These look totally perfect! Great holiday cookie!

  25. Marian (Sweetopia) — December 2, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    The best – I haven’t seen these in ages – love them!

  26. Martha in KS — December 2, 2013 @ 7:58 pm

    I’ve found the perfect cookie for our Cookie Exchange. Thanks!

  27. These are gorgeous!

  28. marla — December 2, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

    Love these cookies!

  29. Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More — December 2, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    These look amazing Maria!!

  30. Laura (Tutti Dolci) — December 3, 2013 @ 1:44 am

    Love this holiday variation!

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  32. Gorgeous cookies Maria! So special for the holiday season!

  33. Karen Cox — December 3, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    Christmas all wrapped up in a delicious cookie! Yum!!

  34. Jenna — December 3, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    The cookie alone looks wonderful but adding butter cream filling sounds amazing!!!! On my list to make

  35. Amanda — December 3, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

    Want these right now!! :)

  36. Tess @ Tips on Healthy Living — December 3, 2013 @ 4:41 pm

    I remember eating these as a kid when my mother took me to the mall during the holidays. I’m so glad I can make them now myself– thanks for sharing!

  37. Laurie {Simply Scratch} — December 3, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    Gorgeous Maria! Love the white chocolate creme filling!

  38. Gaby — December 3, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    These are on the top of my list to make for the holidays!

  39. Alicia Johnson — December 3, 2013 @ 11:35 pm

    I wonder if there is any reason not to use fresh cranberries in this recipe? Simply because I like the taste of them better. Either way I’m totally going to make these. :)

  40. When I was younger, my grandmother used to make oatmeal cookies sandwiches cookies. She would decorate the top cookie with eyes, and she called them monster cookie. She now lives in a nursing home, but I think these cookies might be the perfect thing to bring her this holiday season because (1) they look amazing, and (2) they reminder me of her infamous monster cookies! Thanks for sharing.

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