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White Chocolate Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

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Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies with fresh cranberries, oats, white chocolate chips and pecans. A delicious and simple holiday cookie recipe to add to your baking list that everyone will absolutely Love!

If you’re looking for new Christmas Cookie recipes you have certainly found yourself in the right spot. Besides this amazing recipe here, you’ll find Eggnog Cookies, Hot Cocoa Cookies and more. Isn’t baking around the holidays just so fun?

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Cranberries were definitely the missing ingredient in chewy oatmeal cookies. It’s like they were meant to go together! Trust me when I tell you that this is one cookie recipe you’ll want to keep on hand for the holidays! This is one cookie recipe you don’t see too often at a cookie exchange. You just might get first prize!

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

How To Make Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies


  • Old Fashion Oats (NOT quick oats!)
  • Fresh Cranberries
  • Pecans
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt

If you’ve ever made oatmeal raisin cookies you will notice that this recipe is very similar. You start by creaming butter and sugar, then adding one egg at a time and lastly the vanilla. In a different bowl, stir the flour, cinnamon, sugar and baking soda. Take that bowl and add the mix to your wet ingredients bowl.

When that’s all combined, you can fold in the chocolate, cranberries, pecans and oats.

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Oatmeal Cookie Tips

  • Don’t pack the flour. Be sure to scoop it gently and level it off evenly.
  • Don’t over-mix. Once ingredients are mixed together stop without over mixing.
  • Use softened butter. Like most cookies, don’t try and use cold butter. You can do this quickly by filling a glass with very hot water. Then once it has warmed the glass, pour it out and cover the stick of butter with the warm glass. This will soften the butter.

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
5 from 22 votes
Servings: 48 cookies

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies with fresh cranberries, oats, white chocolate chips and pecans. A delicious and simple holiday cookie recipe to add to your baking list that everyone will absolutely Love!


  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries quartered
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or chopped white chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars together until creamy. Mix in eggs one at a time, then mix in the vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  4. Add flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and stir until well combined.
  5. Stir in oats, cranberries, pecans and white chocolate chips.
  6. Drop about a tablespoon of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet for each cookie leaving 2 inches of space between each mound of dough.
  7. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until cookies start to brown around the edges. Cool on a cooling rack.
Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Amount Per Serving (48 cookies)
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 129IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

White Chocolate Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies


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  1. These are Fantastic! 

    • Just took my first batch out of the oven! My house smells amazing, these cookies are so good. I couldn’t wait till they were cooled to try one. Thank you so much for the recipe, it is one I will be adding to my holiday baking.

  2. Love the recipe!
    Thank you.
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Haven’t made this but would like too. Can frozen cranberries be used instead of fresh

  4. Please put a print option with recipes.

  5. Could I use dried cranberries instead of fresh?  

  6. Can I use dried cranberries?

  7. Looks great,,the per serving is that once cookie or for all 48

  8. Can dried cranberries be used instead of fresh cranberries?

  9. Can’t wait to try.

  10. The nutritional label show 48 cookies as 1 serving. I’m sure that is a mistake. Is there any way you can update that? I am a diabetic so I really need to watch my carbs.

  11. Yum! These would be perfect for Christmas. Thanks I’ll give them a try.

  12. The nutrition says 1 serving is 48 cookies.  That can’t be right.  What is a true serving that equals 110 calories?  

  13. These are absolutely delicious! How do you store them after they cool? Mine were perfectly crisp on the bottom and soft in the middle but became very soggy after a night in an airtight container. 

  14. also want to know if I can use dry cranberries…thx

  15. I made these cookies right by the recipe and they are one of the best cookies I have eaten in a long time. I need to hide them, I can’t stay away. This recipe is a keeper for me!!
    Thank you for sharing it on Pinterest.

  16. Just made these cookies. I love them! They are so yummy!!

  17. Also inquiring if I can use dried cranberries!!

  18. Going to try these but use dried cranberries because I have so many. I hope the moisture level is still ok

  19. I made these to freeze ahead for my Christmas Cookie Trays. I used dried craisins instead of fresh cranberries and I omitted the nuts due to allergies. These were absolutely amazing. I am so glad I found this recipe. They will definitely be included in any cookie baking I do from here on out!

    • I just made these cookies, they are delightful! I was wondering how they would do if I froze them? I noticed you said you froze them, how were they after being frozen? This recipe is awesome! I also used dried cranberries! 

  20. I made these cookies, taste is great but they came out very flat. I did cool my dough, got any tips

  21. Perfect in every way!! I baked mine about 8.5 minutes and that was perfect. 

  22. Can this be converted to a bar recipe rather than cookie ? I hate to make cookies. Thanks

  23. These are the best oatmeal cookies evcer!! I made a batch a couple days ago & only made half the amount of cookies because my family kept sneaking bites of the cookie dough. These cookies were soft and delicous!!

  24. The cookies look and smell delicious. I can hardly wait for them to cool. My one question was about the nutritional info. It says a serving is 48 cookies. Ah if only lol. What is it supposed to be? Thanks.

  25. Made these cookies they were easy and tasted awesome 

  26. Can you make dough and refrigerate for day until need to bake them  

  27. Made for my Wife or Her request..They are tasty and Soft..Good Recipe..thxs

  28. My new favorite cookie. Delicious

  29. Great recipe a five + star. Thank you for sharing.

  30. I am not the best at making cookies, but these came out AMAZING!!! Really great recipe!

  31. Had to bake mine for 14 mins and DEFINITELY grease the cookie sheet! So good and yummmy! 

  32. These were an absolute favorite. Don’t forget to refrigerate the dough. 

  33. I used craisins instead of fresh cranberries. They are delicious! I definitely will make them again. I may try fresh cranberries next time. ♥️

  34. How many cookies does this recipe make?  Love your recipes! Merry Christmas and thanks!

  35. These cookies were delicious! Followed the recipe exactly, wouldn’t change a thing. 

  36. For those asking/commenting, I took it to mean the batch makes 48 cookies and the #’s are for one cookie. Yes?

  37. This is my favorite cookie!! My friend sent me this recipe to bake for Christmas. Everyone loved them! I have baked them 4 times since Christmas!

  38. My husband always takes baked goods into work and shares. He said these were to good to share. This is a great cookie.

  39. Wonderful cookie recipe! Pecans improve flavor of similar cookies I’ve had before. I did sub half Crisco for 1/2 of butter, as I wanted to be sure of a soft and chewy texture. 

  40. Made these today, added zest as well as juice from one orange, used chopped almonds instead of pecans and used the whole bag of white chips. Used an ice cream scoop to portion cookie dough and then slightly flattened them before baking. AMAZING! 

  41. Can margarine be used instead of butter?

  42. Just made these cookies and they are delicious!  I didn’t have fresh cranberries in hand, so I used dried sweetened cranberries. 
    Will definitely make them again. 

  43. Could you use blueberries 

  44. Started making these in November, and now it’s my go to cookie recipe. It’s everyone’s favorite!