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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

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Published By Jill
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!
5 from 132 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 110 kcal


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • 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.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and stir until well combined.
  • Stir in oats, cranberries, pecans and white chocolate chips.
  • Drop about a tablespoon of dough onto ungreased cookie sheet for each cookie leaving 2 inches of space between each mound of dough.
  • Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes or until cookies start to brown around the edges. Cool on a cooling rack.


Serving: 48cookiesCalories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 85mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 129IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
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White Chocolate Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies


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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. 5 stars

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! 5 stars

Can margarine be used instead of butter?

Hi Diane, YES!

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. 

Could you use blueberries 

Hi Suzanne! That sounds wonderful as well. We also have a Blueberry White Chocolate Cookie recipe on our site that you might want to check out. They are delicious!

Started making these in November, and now it’s my go to cookie recipe. It’s everyone’s favorite! 5 stars

These are so incredibly delicious! I followed the recipe, but used dried cherries and walnuts. Next time I make these I may cut back on the sugar (since there is sugar in the chips) by omitting the white sugar. It’s nice that you really only need to place them about an inch apart on the cookie sheet because they don’t spread much. I baked them on a silicone cooking sheet and they turned out just perfect at 12 minutes. What I especially like about this recipe is that it makes a lot of cookies! I used a standard cookie scoop and got just over four dozen.5 stars

These were perfect! I subbed pistachios for the pecans and they were perfection!5 stars

Would the cookies turn out ok if I used quick oats versus old fashioned oats?

Quick oats will result in a much drier cookie. I would not recommend quick oats.

Yummy cookies! I used dried cranberries and a mix of both regular and white chocolate chips. These cookies are wonderful! Next time I plan to try using cherries instead of cranberries. The recipe makes a great traditional oatmeal raisin cookie too (minus the chocolate)

Yummy cookies! So delicious, the best flavor combination! I did use quick oats and dried cranberries in my recipes.5 stars

Hi! These cookies are wonderful. How do you store these cookies? Do they need to be refrigerated or can they stay in a container on the counter?

Loved it! I made this recipe today and came out really good. I made it with dry cranberries and walnuts. I also added a bit of dark chocolate. Next time I’ll reduce the sugar as it was a bit too sweet fir my taste. Nevertheless this recipe is a keeper. Thank you for sharing.5 stars

This is now my go to cookie. I don’t use the chips. I use dried cranberries rehydrated with the juice of an orange and also add the zest to the batter. (If you rehydrate, drain the cranberries before adding to the batter.). I bake one batch, and freeze the rest of the dough balls. They are awesome baked frozen…same temp, but 2 or 3 minutes longer in the oven.  Thanks for a great cookie. With oatmeal, I don’t feel guilty eating them for breakfast!5 stars

Thanks for the recipe. Turned out very good and will use again. I used one cup of Craisins and one cup of coconut.5 stars

Thought I would give this a try because I had some fresh cranberries I didn’t want to go bad.  I made two minor changes. I added about a teaspoon of orange zest and 2 cups of cranberries, instead of one This is a keeper. Absolutely delicious and not too sweet. Thank you for your recipe.  5 stars

Last edited 1 month ago by Terry

These are fantastic! I would recommend them to anyone and my whole family loved them. Thanks for sharing!5 stars