Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Soft chewy brown sugar oatmeal cookies with sweetened dried cranberries. A chewy and hearty oatmeal cookie that everyone will love!
You know how I love a good cookie. That's basically the understatement of the year -- I am obsessed with COOKIES. Without a doubt, cookies are my favorite food in the world. But I am not going to waste my calories on mediocre cookies -- they need to be out of this world good.
These Oatmeal Cookies with Cranberries are the perfect chewy oatmeal cookie. This isn't some dry, hockey puck oatmeal cookie. I want my oatmeal cookies to be soft and chewy every time! I can't put these oatmeal cookies down!
The beauty of this cranberry oatmeal cookie is that I convince myself I could eat it for breakfast. It is hearty enough with the rolled oats to feel like a sweet breakfast treat or perfect for a snack while hiking.
What is the key to making the Best Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies? It is all about the ratios of butter, sugar, flour, and oats. It can't have too much flour and oats to be too cakey or dry. It needs to be buttery with the perfect balance of sweetness. I reach for a ratio of more brown sugar to sugar since brown sugar creates a chewier texture while sugar gives those coveted crisp edges. You need both to create the perfect balance!
I use rolled oats because they hold up better in these cookies than quick-cooking 5-minute oats. But you can use either one in these oatmeal cookies! I also reach for sweetened dried cranberries, like Craisins, because of their sweet chewy texture pairs well with the hearty oatmeal.
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These cookies are soft, sweet, & delicious! I made 36, however, instead of 24. Also, mine needed 3-4 minutes extra time. I will definitely make these again!
These are so so good! They turned out perfectly. I made mine a bit bigger and got 19. I added milk chocolate chips too. Because why not? Keeper!! Thank you!
Added a cup of chopped walnuts and baked on a stone baking pan so I added a few minutes to the time on first batch so they could get brown around the edges as recommended. Worked out perfect,
I just made these and they came out great. Based on other comments, I cut back on the cranberries (1 1/4 c.) and added 2/3 cup chopped walnuts and 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips. Using a rounded teaspoon, I got about 4 doz.
Perfect cookie! Everyone asks for this recipe after I make them. I like to add walnuts too.
Thank you for this amazing recipe. I swapped the vanilla extract for orange extract and added orange peel. I have a longing for a bit of holiday nostalgia, hence the small change.
Absolutely love these. Came out perfect the first try. On the second try I substituted 1/2 cup of the cranberries for 1/2 cup of pecan pieces. Delicious also.
how big should the cookies be ?
Can you make these with steel cut oats also?
Can you provide the nutrition info for these wonderful cookies thanks
That would be easier for you to do as this recipe doesn’t call out specific brands. Each ingredient you use will have its’ own nutritional information on the package. Add them up, divide by serving and voila!
5 Stars for taste and texture. They were really had to mix though as the batter was so thick. Ill try using my mixer with bead paddles next time
These cookies are absolutely delish!!! I love them and so do my kids. I will be saving this recipe, Thank you
Being a geezer cookie monster, I had to try these just based on the recipe. Turns out this monster can smell 'em out. Great cookie. However, like so many bakers I just had to do my own thing. I reduced cranberries by 1/4 cup and added a cup of chopped, roasted walnuts. This one is going in the book. Thanks for posting it.
What size cookie scoop do you use to make these?
These are so good, made 3 batches for Christmas
I followed this recipe as best I could, the only change I made was I had to bake them on crappy dark cookie sheets from the dollar store. They turned out amazing!!!! Lightly crispy around the edges, beautiful and gooey in the center. I baked them on the shorter side, 8.5 - 9 mins but we prefer our cookies slightly underdone.
I can't get over how good these are, don't by fooled by the really thick batter it all works out in the oven!
Thanks for the recipe, so yummy, I love the texture.
They are so yummy, delicious and thick, thanks for the recipe. Instead of 2 cups of cranberries, I put 1 of cranberries and 1 of raisins.
My only switch was to soften the butter, but I think this recipe is one to commit to memory! Three times in a month with raisins, can’t wait to try more add ins, perfect chemistry balance of sugars and textures!
Great recipe. I cut the amount of cranberries and added a 1tsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp of allspice. Delicious
This is a delicious recipe! Every year I try to find new and different cookie recipes to add to my cookie baking marathon for the holidays and this one will without doubt be added. I will be making these again and adding them to my annual Christmas cookies gift boxes! Thank you for sharing!