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If you want something different to take to your next holiday party, these White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are for you. This fantastic recipe produces cookies different from other popular Christmas treats, making them everyone’s favorite cookies wherever you serve them.
These cookies cost around $9.02 to make. The recipe makes thirty cookies and costs about $0.30 per cookie.
These soft and chewy cookies are irresistible. The pop of color from the cranberries makes them the perfect holiday cookies. They are the perfect addition to a holiday cookie platter, Christmas dinner, or as a movie night snack.
While they are the best cookies for the holiday season, you’ll enjoy them so much that you will make them year-round. You can even follow our directions to freeze them and bake them later. Freeze these chewy White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies to have on hand when you need last-minute cookies!
What You’ll Love About White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies:
- Flavor and Perfect Texture: This classic cookie combines white chocolate, cranberry, and oats. It is a timeless flavor combo that is beyond delicious. The chewy texture and adding white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and old-fashioned rolled oats are completely satisfying.
- Easy Recipe: Follow our step-by-step directions and look at the process shots to see how easy these cookies are to make.
- Simple Ingredients: The recipe uses staple ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your pantry.
- Freezer Friendly: This is a great recipe to make and freeze to bake later.
Ingredients & Estimated Cost:
- 1 cup unsalted butter – $2.24
- ¾ cup light brown sugar – $0.42
- 2 eggs – $0.46
- 1 egg yolk – $0.12
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – $0.46
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour – $0.18
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon – $0.12
- ¾ teaspoons salt – $0.01
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda – $0.03
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder – $0.01
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves – $0.08
- 2 ¾ cups old-fashioned oats – $1.16
- 1 cup dried cranberries – $1.49
- 1 cup white chocolate chips – $2.00
The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. To find out more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained. The pricing for this recipe was updated in November 2023.
How To Make Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies:
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
- First, beat butter, brown sugar, and white sugar on high with a hand mixer or stand mixer for two minutes or until creamy.
- Then, beat in the eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture.
- Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cloves using a separate bowl.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir together.
- Next, mix in the oats and then fold in the cranberries and white chocolate chips.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for forty-five minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f and line the cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Form cookie dough balls with a 2 Tablespoon scoop and flatten each slightly.
- Finally, bake cookies for sixteen to twenty minutes and set them on a wire rack to cool for fifteen minutes before serving.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions:
- Add in chopped nuts, such as pecans, for an additional crunch.
- Instead of dried cranberries, you can use dried cherries.
- Use dark chocolate chunks instead of white chocolate chips.
Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Storage Tips:
STORE: Cookies may be stored in an airtight container or baggie at room temp for one week.
FREEZE DOUGH: For easy future baking, freeze the cookie dough in an airtight freezer bag for up to 3 months. When ready to bake, thaw the frozen dough balls at room temperature for 1 hour before shaping and baking.
FREEZE BAKED COOKIES: Place the cookies in a freezer-safe container and freeze for 3 months.
THAW: Thaw at room temperature for 1-2 hours.
Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies Recipe FAQs:
These cookies offer a delightful textural contrast, with soft, chewy oatmeal centers yielding bursts of tart cranberries and creamy white chocolate chips.
For the best results, chill the cookie dough before baking. Keep the remaining chilled dough refrigerated while you bake batches of cookies. Chilling the dough prevents the cookies from spreading too thin, which could make them burn and become crunchy.
These cookies have … calories per cookie. For the total nutritional value of these cookies, please reference the bottom of the recipe card.
Get Kids Involved:
Ages 2-3: As you scoop the dough and place the dough balls on the cookie sheets, make it a counting game to practice counting skills as they count the number of dough balls you put on the baking sheets.
Ages 4-5: Introduce the concept of fractions to your child as they help pre-measure each ingredient.
Ages 6-8: Teach your child to use the stand mixer to cream the butter and sugars together. Discuss how the texture changes with different ingredients.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe unsupervised while you do the happy dance in the corner!
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White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
- Stand mixer or handheld mixer
- Measuring cups and spoons
- baking sheets
- wire rack
- mixing bowls
- mixing spoon
- 2 Tablespoon Cookie scoop
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 ¾ cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
MAKE COOKIE DOUGH:
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter, brown sugar, and sugar on high speed for 2 minutes or until creamy.
- Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat to combine.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cloves.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix to combine.
- Mix in the oats.
- Lastly, fold in the cranberries and white chocolate chips.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place into the fridge to chill for 45 minutes.
PREP OVEN AND BAKING SHEETS:
- Once the dough has chilled, move the oven racks to the upper-middle and lower-middle positions.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- Spoon the cold dough into 2 Tablespoon-sized balls.
- Place the dough balls onto the baking sheet at least 4 inches apart.
- Barely press each ball to slightly flatten them.
BAKE AND COOL:
- Place the pans into the oven to bake for 16-20 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking.
- Place the trays on cooling racks to cool slightly, about 15 minutes, before serving.