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Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are soft, chewy, and have the wonderful flavor of cranberries.

It’s not only the perfect cookie for the holiday season but for any time time of year when you’re craving a truly chewy and delicious oatmeal cookie.

A stack of Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies with dried cranberries.

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe creates a very soft and chewy cookie.  The trick to making these cookies chewy is to only use old-fashioned oats.  If you use quick oats your cookies will come out flat and not chewy at all.  They cook faster so the cookies will be quite hard.

Cranberry white chocolate chip oatmeal cookies on a gray background.

Related: Snickerdoodle Cookies

Making Cookies

If you want these cookies to be picture perfect to give as gifts or to serve to guests, chill your dough for about 25 minutes before baking.  The cookie temperature will go down and it will prevent the cookies from spreading in the oven.

To get my cookies all the same size, I use my cookie scoop to drop the cookies on my silicone mats.  I use silicone mats on my cookie sheets because they’re perfect to get an even bake on your cookies.

It also makes clean up a breeze!  If you find that your cookie is too rounded once they are done, simply press the tops of the cookies with the back of a spoon to slightly flatten them.

TIP: Top the cookies off with additional white chocolate chips and cranberry bits to make them extra pretty.

Oatmeal cookies with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.

A Perfect Cookie

These cookies are great to give out during the Fall and Winter seasons.  I’ve given them out as Christmas gifts at school and they were everyone’s favorite cookie!

The warm and flavorful spices that you would expect to taste during the Christmas season are in this cookie!

Adding cranberries and white chocolate chips to these oatmeal cookies enhances the flavor of the classic oatmeal cookie.  Plus, every bite of these oatmeal cookies is chewy!

Cranberry white chocolate chip oatmeal cookies on the table.
Yield: 24 cookies

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

cranberry white chocolate chip oatmeal cookies stacked gray background

These Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are soft, chewy, and has the wonderful flavor of cranberries.  It’s the perfect cookie for the Holidays!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats, not quick oats
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups dried cranberry bits


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar together. 
  3. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Add in salt and baking soda. Stir.
  5. Gradually add in flour. 
  6. Gently stir in old fashioned oats.
  7. Once the mixture is combined, stir in white chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
  8. Cover bowl and refrigerate for about 25 minutes.
  9. Using a cookie scoop, drop by scoopfuls on a cookie sheet and cook for about 14 minutes.
  10. Let cookies cool completely so they don't crumble.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 12.3gSaturated Fat: 8gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 241mgCarbohydrates: 23.3gFiber: 0.7gSugar: 15.2gProtein: 2.7g

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Sunday 12th of December 2021

I made these but switched out the white chocolate for milk chocolate, not a fan of white chocolate. Brought them to a Christmas dinner and got rave reviews. I'll make them again.


Monday 24th of December 2018

These cookies look so tasty! I love how you also added the white chocolate chips—that flavor will pop and the color with the red is so festive! I can’t wait to try these!


Monday 24th of December 2018

I love love love white chocolate and cranberry together, and especially for oatmeal cookies. I love a good hearty cookie!

Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life

Monday 24th of December 2018

My parents absolutely LOVE cranberry and chocolate chip cookies so I bet they’d adore these! I’ll definitely have to try making them the next time they’re over.

Jessica (Swanky Recipes)

Sunday 23rd of December 2018

I have family in town visiting and we always make cookies for the holiday season. Since we have been baking all week, I thought we’d get started on our Christmas menu then bake more cookies for our New Year’s Eve party. These cookies sound delicious and will make a wonderful addition to our holiday season.

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