Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Amazingly chewy and simple oatmeal cookies with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies that are amazingly chewy and beyond simple!

These cookies are a result of me trying to use up an open bag of white chocolate and oats. We will be moving in less than a month now and I’m trying to use up all the open pantry items.

I haven’t made an oatmeal cookie for you yet and figured that would be a good way to use the less than half full container of oats I found hanging out in the very back of my pantry. I believe I may have an ingredient hoarding problem. I will use something until it gets low and then hold on to the tiniest amount left.

Seriously, I don’t know why I don’t just throw the last little bit into the last recipe I used it for. Like these white chocolate chips for example. There was a handful left in a bag that was stuffed behind a brand new bag I had already opened.

Ridiculousness, I tell ya!

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies that are amazingly chewy and beyond simple!

These cookies are far from diet food, even with the oats. I loaded these babies with lots of butter. The moisture from the butter is what will soften the oats and give the cookie its chew.

Because there is so much butter in this recipe it is important to chill the cookie dough before baking.  The colder it is, the less your cookies will spread. They are going to spread quite a bit as it is with all of the butter. These cookies will be thinner but still chewy and completely delicious.

I added in a cup of dried cranberries plus a cup of white chocolate chips. There is no lack in sweet tangy flavor. With each bite, you get loads of sweet white chocolate and tangy cranberries. It’s a beautiful contrast.

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies that are amazingly chewy and beyond simple!

You won’t be disappointed in these thin and chewy cranberry white chocolate oatmeal cookies.

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies that are amazingly chewy and beyond simple!
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Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Amazingly chewy and simple oatmeal cookies with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Yields 21
Author Jen Sobjack

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla paste or vanilla extract
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugars. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir with a whisk. Fold the flour mixture into the butter mixture just until moistened. Stir in the oats, cranberries, and white chocolate. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375ºF degrees. Roll the cookie dough into 1 tablespoon sized balls. Place cookie balls 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Allow cookies to cool slightly on the pan before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

This recipe yields 42 cookies.

The cookie dough needs to refrigerate for at least 2 hours before baking. Be sure to plan ahead for this.

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