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5 from 8 votes

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies Recipe

These Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies are soft and chewy with a bit of tartness from the cranberries, crunch from the nuts, and sweet white chocolate.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Chill Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $8


  • ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup (150g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cup (93g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ⅔ cups (150g) quick cooking oats
  • ¾ cups (94g) dried cranberries
  • ½ cup (85g) white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup (65g) salted pistachios


  • Cream butter and brown sugar with a hand or a stand mixer in a large bowl. Beat until fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add egg, vanilla, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon and mix until smooth.
  • Mix in flour, then mix in quick oats.
  • Add cranberries, white chocolate and pistachios and stir until combined.
  • Drop 2 tablespoon cookie dough balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. No need to space; we are chilling the dough. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a second cookie sheet with parchment or silicone and space the cookies 2-inches apart.
  • Bake 12-16 minutes, or until no longer glossy on top and light golden around the edges. Cool at least 5 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.


  • Feel free to use any nut in place of the pistachios. You can also omit the nuts and add extra white chocolate and/or cranberries.
  • If using salted butter reduced salt to ¼ teaspoon.
  • To make your own quick oats from old fashioned, pulse them a few times in the food processor.
  • If chilling longer than 1 hour, cover with plastic wrap so they don’t dry out.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg