Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Last week Sues and I received an email from Ocean Spray with a list of recipes and ideas for the holidays while remaining on a budget… great idea! As I skimmed the email, the recipe that stood out the most to me was the Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk cookies. I’m a huuuuuge fan of white chocolate mixed with any sort of fruity item so naturally I had to try these out… and it’s the holidays, and I’m still not feeling it yet (WHY is this?), so I figured maybe making a holiday type cookie would get me in the holiday spirit. The recipe makes roughly 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Here’s what you’ll need…

• 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened (i used unsalted butter)
• 2/3 cup brown sugar
• 2 large eggs
• 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
• 1 1/2 cups flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 6-ounce package Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Sweetened Dried Cranberries
• 2/3 cup white chocolate chunks or chips (I was planning on just buying bars of white chocolate and making my own chunks but thanks to Whole Foods, they have packaged pre-made white chocolate chunks!)

Now here’s what you do:

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter or margarine and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, mixing well.

Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition.

Stir in sweetened dried cranberries and white chocolate chunks.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. I loved the way this dough looked, it’s very festive!

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

My apartment smelled phenomenal after these were done baking. And yes, I have eaten these for breakfast several times this week… There’s oatmeal in them so technically I can. I thoroughly enjoy making up my own rules.

These cookies are great, inexpensive, and only take about an hour to make. So if you’re running short on gift ideas for the holidays, how about baking some cookies and packaging them nicely for coworkers or friends!


11 Responses to "Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies"

  1. VeggieGirl says:

    I too love the combination of white chocolate and cranberries/sweet ingredients – holy yum!!

  2. Darius T. Williams says:

    I bet these did make the house smell great!

  3. rattynposh says:

    As a co-worker who got to experience the wonder of these cookies, I can vouch for their magical-deliciousness! And the cranberry/ oatmeal combo makes them a legitimate breakfast choice! 🙂

  4. Sara says:

    those look awesome! and cool that whole foods sells “chunks” not “chips”!

  5. Heather says:

    those look great! white chocolate and cran is one of my favorite flavor combo!

  6. Nicole says:

    hey, great job with the cookies, I love cookies with chocolate in them. Happy Holidays!! xoxo

  7. RebeccaC says:

    Boy do those sound good! And so festive. I need to get some dried cranberries and work on this…

  8. Sangita says:

    These look so good! Will have to try to make them.

  9. toni says:

    Nothing says holidays like cranberries. Those look yummy 🙂 Great for Christmas morning nibbles!

    In case I won’t be able to drop by over the next few days… happy holidays!

  10. emrlds says:

    these were a huge christmas hit with the family! so good!

  11. Anonymous says:

    I just made these cookies, had some white chocolate chips left over from holidays, used these instead of chunks. They are wonderful! Was afraid the batter was a bit stiff, but they came out perfect! Thanks!

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