Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate and Dried Cranberries

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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 ½ dozen. If you need more, go ahead and double it, I did and they turned out great! Enjoy!

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Oatmeal White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

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!
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  • 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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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Great minds! I posted a cranberry-white choc cookie recipe today too 🙂 I love your version with the oatmeal, I bet they’re delicious!!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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…. 🙂

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

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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. 🙂

  13. 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

  14. 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!

  15. 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

  16. 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!!!

  17. Do you have any advice for changes I need to make at 7,000 ft elevation? I made them at 5,000 ft and they turned out great, but just tried making them at 7,000 ft and they weren’t so great.

  18. Thanks for this recipe! We made it and instead of craisins we had frozen whole cranberries from Thanksgiving that we pureed in a food processor with the sugar and butter and used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of white chocolate and the cookies turned out divine!! Even my kids who HATE cranberries liked them. My hubby took them to a meeting and everyone loved them! Many were shocked to know they were cranberries (they thought the red flecks were raspberries). Thanks again.

  19. Thank you so much for sharing! My dear friend loves oat meal cookies, and also white chocolate! I made these for her. She loved them 🙂 Thank you again!

  20. Hi! I am going to be making these cookies this weekend and I am super excited. They look so delicious. But I have a question: do these freeze well? I’m making tons of cookies this year and I’m trying to make a bunch ahead of time because i have an 8 month that likes my attention:) (I’ll only be making them a week ahead of time)

  21. Let me say, I was very disappointed by this recipe. I have been following Two Peas for almost a year now, and have had great success with all of the recipes I’ve used. That was not the case with these cookies. Something about the proportion of the ingredients must be off. 1 cup of cranberries and chocolate chips each was WAY too much for the amount of dough, and the dough itself was dry and crumbly. Even when I was taking the cookies off of the pan I had trouble with them breaking. Overall very disappointing recipe.

    1. EXACTLY! I couldn’t agree more! All I have now is a ball of cranberries and white chips.

  22. Wow, these are so tasty! I love how they aren’t too sweet and can really appreciate that. 🙂 These are good any season. I am eating one warm out of the oven right now.

    P.s. the ingredients calls for one egg but your instructions say “eggs” 🙂

    1. Glad you like the cookies! And I just updated the recipe, it was a very old post:)

  23. Made these today for my boyfriend who is deployed and they turned out a-m-a-zing! One little change though, unfortunately I did not realize I had NO vanilla in the house, so I substituted some almond extract which gave it a great flavor. I will definitely be making these again (like, tomorrow lol). Super easy with wonderful results!

  24. Great cookie stays crisp even after 2 weeks good reviews from all that received Xmas cookies
    Will make again just for me

  25. These cookies are amazing! I’m so glad I discovered your recipe. The oatmeal base is absolutely perfect. I have now made several different batches, tweaking the flavors based on what I have in the pantry. By far the white chocolate, cranberry is #1 in my house. They’re even great in the spring. Happy spring to you and your family!

  26. These look delish! Im not sure but I think white chocolate covered cranberries are available now. Will have to look in stores. Otherwise I’m following the recipe. Maybe I will add a tiny amount of cinnamon and a little orange zest. I save myself the trouble of zesting an orange and buy the orange bits from the spice shelf in the store!

  27. I love all of your recipes. I tried to double the recipe but the dough became too dry. Perhaps my eggs were small. In any case, I might try using only 2 cups flour and 2 cups oats next time. Happy baking to all!

  28. Quick question: If I am baking cookies for an event 2 days ahead of time, what’s the best way to store them? Should I freeze them? Thank you 🙂

  29. My good friend Jennifer has made these cookies for me a few times. They are SO DELICIOUS. I actually prefer the cookie dough (who doesn’t?). Jen often makes them with powdered egg so the dough is safe to eat. I’ve shared the recipe a few times… it’s a keeper!

  30. 5 stars
    Thanks for that great cookie recipe! Loved all the great flavors and how it turned out after it baked! I added a little cinnamon to it as well. I flattened them and used a metal heart shaped cookie cutter. I baked them on convection at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. They came out a little overbaked. Should of done them for 9 min. but they were still fine. The ones rolled into balls turned out perfect!