Saturday, December 12, 2009

Cranberry Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies

I thought these cookies would make a nice transition from cookie week to Iron Chef cranberry week. I love cranberries, especially the burst of flavor they release when you bite into them. A lot of cookie recipes use dried cranberries, which are fine, but there's nothing quite like fresh cranberries, even in cookies.

1 stick butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups rolled oats (not the quick cooking kind)
1 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 bar premium white chocolate (about 1.75 ounces) chopped into bits

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a cookie sheet.

2. Cream the butter with the sugar.

3. Add the eggs, one at a time.

4. Mix in the cinnamon, baking soda, and flour.

5. Add the vanilla and oats.

6. Stir in the cranberries and white chocolate.

7. Drop the dough onto the greased cookie sheet one tablespoon at a time. Don't worry about making them perfect. They melt into rounds.

8. Bake 14 - 15 minutes.


~ Krista


  1. White chocolate and cranberries sounds *delish*, Krista! Nice segue into cranberry week. :)

    I don't eat enough white chocolate, I think. I'm going to make it a New Year's resolution to eat more of it. :)

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  2. Yum, yum, yum. I love white chocolate and cranberries. I had a fudge made of those last year. Bet they're fabulous in oatmeal cookies. Can't wait to bake!

  3. Wow what a great combination. Cranberries and chocolate. I love the fact that you use the premium stuff. What a difference a good chocolate makes! This is a keeper!


  4. Krista - Echoing Julie - I love your combination of craberries and white chocolate and putting both in an oatmeal cookie just makes the whole thing even more perfect for an outstanding comfort cookie on a chilly winter evening. And you know I'm going to be dunkin' them in a hot cuppa joe, too, LOL!

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  5. beauties... love the classics, with an additional twist!

  6. Oh, yum! A perfect transition. These
    look scrumptious.

  7. yummy cookies! They look soft and chewy I love it

  8. I love oatmeal cookies. The fresh cranberries and white chocolate sound like a wonderful addition. I can't wait to see the rest of the cranberry recipes!

  9. I make these with semi sweet chocolate chips, and I like the contrast between the tart cranberries and the chocolate.