Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
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Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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Dotted with cranberries, orange peel and vanilla chips, these cookies are so colorful and fun to eat. They look lovely on a dessert tray and would be a great addition to your Christmas cookie lineup. -Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 72 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 89 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture. Stir in the oats, raisins, cranberries and orange peel. Stir in baking chips.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 6 dozen.
Originally published as Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 1999, p33

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Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"After reading some of the previous reviews, I decided to substitute dried cranberries for the raisins. We thought the flavor combination of cranberries, orange and vanilla chips was fantastic!"

Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"Omitted the raisins and forgot the orange! Substituted almond flavoring for vanilla -- used splenda and two cups of fresh cranberries quartered... very good because we like the tartness of cranberries. Just wish I could find mini vanilla chips because I think that would make them better texture wise!"

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015

"Left out the raisins. Really good flavor. Made these to go on the Christmas goodie trays for neighbors. Yummy and pretty cookies! Hubby really loved them."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"I thought they were a good blend of somewhat healthy (oats, fresh cranberries, raisins) and chocolate chips. I cut down the sugar a little, and they were still yummy enough to disappear quickly."

Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Very tasty. I did not have any raisins so added dried cranberries instead. A nice addition for those who do not like raisins. I noted that the amount of salt is not listed. I added 1/4 tsp of salt."

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