WHITE CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY OAT COOKIES⠀
Do you have a go-to cookie recipe that you know will always turn out well? These white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies are one of those recipes for me. This is a family cookie recipe that my mom has been making at Christmastime for years. However, this is a great cookie to make all year round!
Not only is this an easy cookie recipe to make, these white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies are full of so many great ingredients! White chocolate chips, craisins, oatmeal, walnuts...oh my!
This white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookie recipe makes soft and chewy cookies that have a slightly crispy exterior. They also strike that perfect balance of being sweet but not too sweet. I love that this cookie recipe is pretty forgiving (real talk: I’ve been known to measure the chocolate chips, oats, and walnuts rather loosely while making this recipe from time to time), resulting in great cookies every time.
TELL ME ABOUT: WHITE CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY OAT COOKIES⠀
Level of difficulty: Easy. Standard measuring, mixing, scooping, and baking required.
Flavor: The flavors of the oatmeal, craisins, and walnuts all pop with each bite.
Texture: Soft and chewy with a slightly crispy exterior.
Time: Including prep and cook time, plan for about 1 hour to make your white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies. This assumes you’re baking one cookie sheet at a time. I like to keep things moving by getting my first sheet of cookies into the oven, and then continuing to prep my other cookie sheets while the first batch of cookies is baking.
KEY INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING THE BEST WHITE CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY OATMEAL COOKIES⠀
White Chocolate Chips: use your favorite while chocolate chips or white chocolate chunks for this white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookie recipe.
Oatmeal: use your favorite old fashioned oats or rolled oats (NOT quick cook oats) to make this cookie recipe. I advocate for old fashioned oats in pretty much all of my bakes because the texture is so much better.
Craisins: This cookie recipe is made with dried cranberries, also known as craisins. You can purchase regular or lower-sugar versions for this recipe, both will taste great!
Walnuts: While the nuts are optional in this recipe, they add great texture and flavor to this cookie. Plus, walnuts are a good source of fiber, protein, and antioxidants...so including them makes this a healthier cookie, right?
OVERVIEW: HOW TO MAKE WHITE CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY OAT COOKIES⠀⠀
Preheat oven & prep your cookie sheets: Preheat to 350°F, get your cookie sheets ready (and by ready, I mean out and set to the side; no greasing necessary).
Make your dough: Start by creaming together your butter and sugars. Then add in the eggs and vanilla and stir to combine. Add your baking soda, salt, and flour and mix until a dough forms. Stir in your white chocolate chips, craisins, walnuts, and oatmeal until mixed thoroughly .
Drop dough in rounded tablespoons onto your cookie sheet: spacing your dough balls about 2” apart.
Bake: Bake each sheet of white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies for 12-15 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are browned slightly.
Cool and store: Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store cooled cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to a week.
TIPS & TRICKS FOR MAKING THE BEST WHITE CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY OATMEAL COOKIES⠀
How do I get my white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies to be the same size? There are a few ways to do this. I like to use a small cookie-scoop to portion out my cookies. The scoop is easy to hold and the filling also comes out of the scoop nicely. Alternatively, you could use a Tablespoon measure.
Could I use a different nut instead of walnuts? While I have not done so myself, pecans would likely be another great option to try in this cookie recipe!