Take your regular holiday cookie recipe to new heights with this recipe: Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Perfect to enjoy during the Christmas season and all year long!
Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Do you like warm and gooey, fresh-out-of-oven cookies?
Then yes, we got the cookies for you!
Plus, who doesn’t like cookies?
But these aren’t just any old cookies.
These are the kind of cookies perfect for the holidays!
Our Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies are it!
Your favorite oatmeal cookie but loaded with sweet dried cranberries from North Bay Produce. And two types of chocolate.
Lately, though, I’ve been putting chocolate in everything. From pancakes, homemade granola bars, and now these delicious cookies.
But these cookies aren’t just your average run-of-the-mill cookies.
Yes, there’s chocolate aplenty, but there are also dried cranberries!
And because it’s my mixing bowl, I also threw in some oatmeal.
There’s nothing like a good cookie with a cup of coffee. Yes, “coffee in the morning” is an oh-so-very necessary requirement.
What You Need To Make Our Cranberry & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies:
Dried Cranberries. We chose North Bay Produce Premium dried cranberries for this recipe because they add sweet and slightly tart chewiness to our cookie recipe.
Dark Chocolate & Milk Chocolate Chips. My thoughts went something like this, why go with one kind of chocolate when you can have two? I added both dark and milk chocolate chips to this cookie recipe.
White Sugar & Light Brown Sugar. Both sugars add sweetness, but the light brown sugar adds depth of flavor with notes of molasses, and light brown sugar helps keep your cookies soft and moist.
Softened Unsalted Butter & Eggs. Butter’s role in cookie recipes is to add flavor and structure. Also, the water released throughout the baking process helps the dry ingredients accomplish their jobs. Using eggs in a cookie recipe helps the ingredient bind together and causes the cookie dough to rise during baking. Eggs also add flavor and help the cookies brown on top.
Pure Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, and Ground Cardamom. The pure vanilla extract brings lots of flavor, and the ground cinnamon and cardamom add their fair share of spice.
All-Purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, and Sea Salt. Baking is mostly about chemistry and how ingredients combine for a specific result. In cookie recipes, the combination of all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt combine to make cookies into cookies. The flour, baking soda, and baking powder all help the cookies to rise. When these ingredients are combined with the high heat and the water found in the butter, eggs, and vanilla extract, plus the sea salt, the cookies lift and hold their shape.
Cranberry & Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 c granulated sugar
- 1/2 c light brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup North Bay Premium Dried Cranberries
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and softened butter and whip until light and fluffy.
3. Add eggs and vanilla to the butter and sugar mixture until smooth.
4. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt in a medium bowl until incorporated.
5. Slowly add the flour mixture with the stand mixer on low. Next, add the oats, cranberries, and chocolate.
6. Mix until just incorporated.
7. Use a medium-sized scoop and place even dollops of cookie dough on a cookie sheet—leave at least 2 inches between cookies.
8. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the cookies are golden brown.
9. Remove the cookies from the oven and cool until safe enough to handle.
How long will cookies keep in the fridge?
When properly stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container, cookies can last up to two (2) months.
How long will cookies last in the freezer?
For properly stored cookies, vacuum sealing is the best; cookies can last up to twelve (12) months.
How can I make these cookies dairy-free?
You can replace the diary butter with plant-based butter and the chocolate chips with a non-dairy variety.
Here is our favorite plant-based butter:
- miyokos creamery organic vegan butter /amazon link
- flora vegan plant butter /amazon link
- vegan coconut oil /amazon link
- avocado oil /amazon link
Can I use dairy-free chocolate chips?
Of course, here are some of our favorite non-dairy chocolate chips *not all chocolate chips are dairy-free except milk chocolate chips.
Read all chocolate packaging carefully; organic chocolate chips may contain dairy as an ingredient.
- Ghirardelli non-dairy dark chocolate chips for baking
What’s your favorite cookie? I would love to know.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 4 ounces of good dark chocolate chopped
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 2. In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and softened butter and whip until light and fluffy.
- 3. Add eggs and vanilla to the butter and sugar mixture until smooth.
- 4. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt in a medium bowl until incorporated.
- 5. Slowly add the flour mixture with the stand mixer on low. Next, add the oats, cranberries, and chocolate.
- 6. Mix until just incorporated.
- 7. Use a medium-sized scoop and place even dollops of cookie dough on a cookie sheet—leave at least 2 inches between cookies.
- 8. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the cookies are golden brown.
- 9. Remove the cookies from the oven and cool until safe enough to handle.
- 10. Serve.
Mmmmm! I love those Monster size cookies. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty this week. I hope you join us next week.
These cookies look amazing. I love anything with oatmeal and chocolate chunks in them!