White chocolate oatmeal cranberry cookies combine all the best flavors of a Christmas cookie in one simple recipe. I highly recommend making a double batch because these cranberry oatmeal cookies are always crazy popular.
For as long as I can remember, cookies and Christmas go hand in hand. My grandmother used to spend day after day making all kinds of delicious Christmas treats. No one came to visit without getting a plate of goodies to take home. As I’ve gotten older, I try to do the same for my family and friends. Mathlete loves oatmeal cookies so it only makes sense to include some version in our holiday baking. My favorite are white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies.
These cookies are so perfect for the holiday season. They combine the tartness of cranberries with the sweetness of smooth, white chocolate and heartiness of oats.
These cookies use old fashioned oats versus quick oats. What is the difference between old fashioned oats and quick oats.
Old fashioned oats are rolled whole-grain oat kernels. Quick oats are different because the oat kernel is first cut into smaller pieces before being rolled. This makes it much easier for quick oats to absorb water than an old fashioned oat. You can typically see the difference in size of the oats.
Sometimes when I make these, I melt extra white chocolate and drizzle it over top of the oatmeal cranberry cookies. It is delicious but I love them without it too.
These cookies practically disappeared as fast as I could get them onto the plate. Mathlete has already requested a second batch and several co-workers want a chance to try them too!
If you love these white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookes, be sure to try these other great holiday cookies:
- Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies
- Double Chocolate Cherry Walnut Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies
- Caramel Apple Cookies
- German Chocolate Cake Cookie
If you make these oatmeal cranberry cookies or any other recipe from the blog, I’d love to hear about your experience. Let me know in the comments or snap a photo and tag it #MySuburbanKitchen on Instagram or Twitter.
- 2/3 cup butter softened
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup chopped cranberries
- 1 2/3 cup white chocolate chips divided
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
Beat together butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Mix until combine.
In a large bowl. combine 1 1/2 cup oats, 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp salt. Stir to mix.
Gradually add flour mixture into butter mixture. Let each addition incorporate before adding more. Fold in 2/3 cup cranberries and 2/3 cup white chocolate chips.
Drop by 1 Tbsp amounts onto prepared baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden on top. Let cool for 1 minute on cookie sheet before transferring to wire cooling rack to cool completely.
(Optional) In a small bowl, add 1 cup white chocolate chips. Microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. Stir until smooth. Drizzle white chocolate over cooled cookies.