White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies


These cookies are perfect for the days that are getting shorter, when Thanksgiving is not too far off.  A little break from pumpkin, but still festive.  Of course I would also make them throughout the year, but cranberry is reminiscent of the holiday season.  

Cranberry and white chocolate contrast each other so perfectly – white chocolate is smooth and sweet, while dried cranberries are chewy and more tart.  Put them together in an oatmeal cookie and you have yourself one enjoyable cookie!

(adapted from RecipeZaar)

1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats (not instant)
3/4 cup dried cranberries
6 ounces white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 and line two baking sheets with silpats
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter with the sugars until fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
Stir in oats, flour mixture, white chocolate, and cranberries and mix until combined.
Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets and bake for about 10 minutes, until just beginning to get a little color.
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10 Responses to “White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies”


  1. 1 Katie November 7, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    My two favorite dessert flavors! YUM!!!

  2. 2 melissa November 7, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    ooh, these look really good. I think I will have to try them.

  3. 3 Shauna November 7, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    I was wanting to make some cookies or bars for tailgating at the football game we are going to on Sunday….these may be the perfect thing.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. 4 madebymel November 8, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    I love white chocolate and cranberries, and I love oatmeal cookies! These are perfect!

  5. 5 That Girl November 9, 2008 at 2:26 am

    I love the combination of cranberries and white chocolate.

  6. 6 Maria November 10, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    I love these cookies!! So perfect for the holidays!

  7. 7 Colleen November 10, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    I have a recipe for white chocolate/cranberry cookies, but I love that addition of oatmeal!

  8. 8 Jaime November 17, 2008 at 5:52 am

    i love this flavor combo!!! the recipe i use is from annie’s eats

  9. 9 Kristina R. November 25, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Look for a post on my blog highlighting these cookies tomorrow afternoon. I also linked back to your blog.

  10. 10 Shellie Weaver December 25, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Hi Cate,

    Would you share the recipe for the pinwheel cookies that are pictured – the ones your sister made. These look similar to some my grandmother used to make but alas, I don’t have the recipe. Is it dates in the cookie? Anyway, I’d love to have it.

    Thanks so much, Shellie


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