These hearty oatmeal cranberry cookies are a delicious addition to your Christmas cookie preparations while also a tasty breakfast snack that can be enjoyed throughout the year!
These soft and chewy cookies are loaded with craisins and chocolate chips - perfect for cookie exchanges or as a home-baked gift this holiday!
❤️ Why you'll love this recipe
- These oatmeal cranberry chocolate chip cookies are hearty enough to be enjoyed as a sweet breakfast treat or snack while the craisins offer a special touch for the holidays.
- The ratio of ingredients is just right for a soft and chewy cookie that has a crispy outer edge - they’re absolutely mouth watering!
- This recipe yields a generous amount of oatmeal craisin cookies. Store half away in the freezer for convenient treats during the busy holiday season or whenever that craving calls.
Making these cookies is so easy - I bet you already have most of the ingredients in your pantry!
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Note: The full list of this Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie recipe ingredients with their amounts and options are listed in the recipe card below.
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- White Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
- Oatmeal -- quick cooking or regular
- Sweetened Shredded Coconut
- Craisins -- Cranberry raisins
Note: This is an overview of the instructions. The full instructions are in the recipe card below.
- Add the butter, peanut butter, and sugars to a large mixing bowl.
- Blend the ingredients well and then beat in the eggs.
- In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
- Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and beat until well combined.
- In the empty mixing bowl, add the chocolate chips, oats, coconut, walnuts, and craisins.
- Mix into the creamy mixture until incorporated throughout.
- Use a cookie scoop to create uniform-sized dough balls.
- Drop the dough balls, 3-inches apart, onto greased baking sheets.
- Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes at 350℉. Cool on the pans for about 5 minutes.
- Place the cookies on wire racks to cool completely before serving.
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You’ll need the following items to make this recipe successfully.
- Electric Mixer
- Baking trays
- Large mixing bowls
- Large wooden spoon
- Dry measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
These are the questions we are most frequently asked about making Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies.
In a way, yes! Both oatmeal and craisins contain minerals and vitamins. That said, the craisins are high in sugar and the recipe also calls for additional refined sugars, so you’ll need to judge for yourself based on your dietary preferences and goals.
Making these oatmeal craisin cookies is a cinch! Simply combine the creamy mixture with the dry ingredients, followed by the craisins and chocolate chips, and bake!
While oatmeal and cranberries are safe for dogs to ingest, chocolate (in any form) and raisins are not! Both of these latter ingredients can cause organ failure in dogs, and are also questionable for cats. Coconut, while not deadly in small amounts, can still cause stomach upsets so this should also be avoided.
Without raisins, oatmeal cookies can turn out dry and flat. Raisins (or in this case, craisins) offer a sweet and chewy texture to these hearty oatmeal cranberry cookies as well as added sweetness to the cookie dough.
- Getting the right ratio of ingredients in this recipe is important. Too much flour and oats will produce dry cake-like cookies. Instead, you want your oatmeal craisin cookies to be buttery and chewy.
- Brown sugar creates chewy cookies while white sugar enhances sweetness. Always opt for a higher ratio of brown sugar if you don’t use equal quantities.
- You could chill your cookie dough in the freezer for about 10 minutes before scooping the dough into balls. The dough will be easier to work with and reduces risk of spreading while baking.
- Make sure enough space is allowed between each cookie to allow for normal spreading while baking.
- You can use rolled oats or quick cooking oats for these oatmeal cranberry cookies. The rolled oats will produce a studier cookie if that is desired.
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips or white chocolate chips are delicious in these cookies. You could even use a combination!
- I’ve used craisins to turn these oatmeal cookies into a delicious holiday treat but feel free to use raisins instead as traditionally done.
- Turn these cookies into cookie bars by using a standard 8 or 9-inch tray and increase the baking time.
- Include your favorite chopped nuts. I’ve added walnuts in the cookie dough for oatmeal cranberry walnut cookies.
Store your Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for a couple of days. As time goes on, the oatmeal cranberry cookies will start to lose their crisp edges but will still be just as delicious.
You can also freeze these cookies for a few months.
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You don’t need to wait till Christmas to enjoy delicious oatmeal breakfast treats. Nutritious Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Oatmeal Muffins and Breakfast Baked Oatmeal With Blueberries And Bananas are perfect all year round!
🍽 Serve with
These oatmeal cranberry cookies are great as is but you could certainly add them to a Christmas charcuterie board with various other holiday treats. A tall glass of hot chocolate pairs beautifully with these oatmeal craisin cookies too!
📞 Chiacchierata (chat)
I don’t know about you but I always get super excited during the build-up to Christmas. The holidays are the perfect excuse to whip up all those festive and delicious treats.
I always keep a generous stock of these oatmeal cranberry cookies as convenient holiday snacks, to gift to friends and family, or to take along to an upcoming cookie exchange!
We love our tart cranberries and also have a big bag ready to use in our pantry. If you feel like we do, you have to try our Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. The taste combination is delightful and they look beautiful on a cookie tray.
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📝 Recipe Card
Soft and chewy oatmeal cranberry cookies with chunks of chopped walnuts, craisins, and chocolate chips offer a special holiday treat to be enjoyed as a sweet breakfast snack or home-baked gift! This 10 cup cookie recipe makes a LOT so you'll have plenty for family and friends.
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Chewy Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies With Walnuts
- 1 cup Butter softened, (227 grams)
- 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter (258 grams)
- 1 cup Sugar (200 grams)
- 1 cup Brown sugar packed (220 grams)
- 2 Large eggs room temperature
- 1 cup All-purpose flour (125 grams)
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Baking powder
- 1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips (170 grams)
- 1 cup Oatmeal quick-cooking or regular (51-¼ grams)
- 1 cup Sweetened shredded coconut (93 grams)
- 1 cup Chopped walnuts (117 grams)
- 1 cup Dried cranberries Craisins (160 grams)
- Preheat oven to 350℉.
- In a large bowl cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars until blended. Beat in eggs.
- In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and baking powder; gradually beat into the creamed mixture.
- Stir in chocolate chips, oats, coconut, walnuts, and craisins.
- Drop dough by tablespoonfuls or a cookies scoop, 3-inches apart onto a greased baking sheets.
- Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Cool on pans 5 minutes.
- Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- raisins for the sweetened dry cranberries (Craisins).
- pecans for the walnuts.