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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

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
    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!

  2. 5 stars
    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!

  3. 5 stars
    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,

  4. 5 stars
    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.

  5. 5 stars
    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.

  6. 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.

    1. 5 stars
      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!