{white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies}

by Cait on December 22, 2014

white chocolate chip cranberry oatmeal cookies // cait's plate

These are another cookie that we never go a Christmas without making.  There’s something about the chewy oatmeal combined with the sweet cranberries and the more mild white chocolate that just makes for the best flavor combination.

white chocolate chip cranberry oatmeal cookies // cait's plate

Some years we add pistachio so you really get the full round of holiday colors in one cookie.  This year I kept it simple with just the cranberries and white chocolate chips (I figured I could turn to the baklava to satisfy my nut craving ;) )

white chocolate chip cranberry oatmeal cookies // cait's plate

Definitely worth a spot on your cookie table during the holidays (or in a tin to give as a gift!).

white chocolate chip cranberry oatmeal cookies // cait's plate

{white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies}


  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup flour (I've also made these with white whole wheat flour before!)
  • 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 oz. white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well until combined, about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon with the mixer on medium speed.
  5. Beat in oats. Mix until dough comes together. Add in 1 tablespoon milk if the dough is crumbly.
  6. If dough is still crumbly, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until it comes together.
  7. Fold in white chocolate chips and cranberries..
  8. Roll into big 1 inch balls.
  9. Set on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  10. Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes.


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