Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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Rejection is no fun. Whether it is having your beloved images rejected by the food snob sites, or simply not being chosen to participate in a sponsored campaign. Either way, it is no fun! I applied for a campaign last month that would highlight oatmeal cookies at a holiday party. I created these delicious Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies in my head…..

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and a big glass of milk! cookingwithcurls.com

and submitted my application. Rejected…okay, not chosen…..same difference! Life goes on, and I decided to make them anyway for you, my beloved friends. I am so glad that I did, they are delicious…..

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies with orange zest for an extra bit of zing! cookingwithcurls.com

You want to know something? I have always been leery of trying cranberries. They look like red raisins, and I cannot stand raisins!! But when I received those Cranberry Vanilla Shortbread cookies in the mail for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, I took a deep breath…and a big a bite…and I loved them! Who knew?

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies - Delicious! cookingwithcurls.com

This recipe is pretty much the same recipe that we all grew up with, I just made a few tweaks to create the perfect cookie. They rejected my idea, so I don’t have to tell you which brand I used! 😉

How to make Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together in a large bowl until creamy…..

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies sugar cookingwithcurls.com

Add eggs and vanilla, and beat until well incorporated…..

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies eggs cookingwithcurls.com

Add the orange zest, flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat just until combined…..

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies flour cookingwithcurls.com

Stir in oats, cranberries, and white chocolate chunks {I used a Lindt white chocolate candy bar}…..

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies berries cookingwithcurls.com

Use a small cookie scoop and scoop dough onto prepared baking sheets…..

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Bake until light golden brown, about 12 minutes {depending on your oven}…..

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies hot out of the oven! cookingwithcurls.com

My friend Claire {A Little Claireification} jokingly suggested that I should create all of my submitted ideas and post them without the names of the companies, or using their competitors, LOL. That’s actually not such a bad idea. Some of them were pretty good ideas, like these Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies. But then again, cookies are always a good idea!

More delicious recipes using oatmeal:

Enjoy!!

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies and a big glass of milk! cookingwithcurls.com

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies hot out of the oven are the perfect afternoon treat! They are loaded with sweet, tart pops of flavor inside a soft, delicious cookie.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: white, chocolate, cranberries, oatmeal, recipe, cookies, snack
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 36 Servings
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh orange zest
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ¾ cups chopped white chocolate chunks

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and creamy.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined.
  • Add flour, baking soda, salt, and orange zest. Beat just until incorporated.
  • Stir in oats, cranberries, and white chocolate chunks.
  • Scoop dough with a cookie scoop and place on baking sheets.
  • Bake until light golden brown, about 12 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to rest on baking sheet for one minute, then move to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Store cooled cookies in a sealed container.

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 44mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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11 Comments

  1. Bought similar cookies and thought hmm those would be so much better homemade! Thanks for sharing! can’t wait to make these for my kiddos.

  2. Thier loss, Lisa! 😀 So glad you decided to share them anyways – they sound and look delish!

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