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Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Soft chewy brown sugar oatmeal cookies with sweetened dried cranberries. A chewy and hearty oatmeal cookie that everyone will love! www.modernhoney.com #oatmealcookie #oatmealcookies #cranberryoatmeal #cookie #cookies

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. 

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Soft chewy brown sugar oatmeal cookies with sweetened dried cranberries. A chewy and hearty oatmeal cookie that everyone will love! www.modernhoney.com #oatmealcookie #oatmealcookies #cranberryoatmeal #cookie #cookies

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. 

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Soft chewy brown sugar oatmeal cookies with sweetened dried cranberries. A chewy and hearty oatmeal cookie that everyone will love! www.modernhoney.com #oatmealcookie #oatmealcookies #cranberryoatmeal #cookie #cookies

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.

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Soft chewy brown sugar oatmeal cookies with sweetened dried cranberries. A chewy and hearty oatmeal cookie that everyone will love! www.modernhoney.com #oatmealcookie #oatmealcookies #cranberryoatmeal #cookie #cookies

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Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Soft chewy brown sugar oatmeal cookies with sweetened dried cranberries. A chewy and hearty oatmeal cookie that everyone will love! www.modernhoney.com #oatmealcookie #oatmealcookies #cranberryoatmeal #cookie #cookies

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Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

By: Modern Honey - www.modernhoney.com
Soft Chewy Oatmeal Cookies with sweetened dried cranberries
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup Butter (cut into cubes)
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Sweetened Dried Cranberries (such as Craisins)

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 365 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and sugar for 4 minutes or until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl halfway through to ensure even mixing.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and cream for 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in flour, rolled oats, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Fold in dried cranberries.
  • Drop onto a light-colored baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges starts to turn a light golden color. Don't overbake.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Keyword: cranberry oatmeal cookies
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  1. 5 stars
    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

  2. 5 stars
    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.

  3. 5 stars
    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!

    1. 5 stars
      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.

  4. 5 stars
    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!

  5. 5 stars
    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!