White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


4 dozen

Updated: Nov. 08, 2022
These white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies that I adapted from another recipe call to mind ones my mother used to bake. Instead of stirring in raisins like she did, though, I add bright red cranberries for festive flair. —Marjorie Goertzen, Chase, Kansas
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  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups white baking chips
  • 1-1/4 cups dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chips, cranberries and, if desired, pecans.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 3-in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Tips

Can you use fresh cranberries instead of dried cranberries?

While you could try swapping fresh cranberries in this recipe for dried, we recommend sticking with dried. The dried cranberries impart the chewy, tart flavor you really desire with these cookies. Dried berries also keep the dough from getting too wet, which could happen with juicy, fresh berries. However, if you do decide to try making white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies with fresh cranberries, add an additional 1/4 cup berries to make 1-1/2 cups total.

How can you make white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies your own?

This recipe is terrific for experimenting with different flavor combinations. Swap out the cranberries with raisins, and the white chocolate chips with semisweet or milk chocolate chips. Stir in some toasted, chopped pecans or walnuts. Add a little bit of brightness with a 1/2 teaspoon of grated orange or lemon zest.

How should you store white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies?

Kept in an airtight, lidded container at room temperature, these white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies should be good for up to 3 to 4 days. Alternatively, they can be frozen for up to 6 months. Here are some additional helpful tips for how to store cookies and keep them fresh!

Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 102 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.