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Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These easy, chewy Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies have been a staple in my cookie repertoire for years. With crispy, crackly edges, tart-sweet dried cranberries, and gooey chocolate chips, they are absolutely sublime. They're a bit like a mashup of chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies, but elevated with dried cranberries in place of the classic raisins. All I can say is YUM!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 26 cookies
Calories 167 kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup quick or rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Place butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low for 1 minute, then beat on medium for 2 minutes until combined. Stop and scrape down the sides, then beat again for 2 more minutes until smooth.
  • Scrape down again, and add the egg, beating on medium for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides and add vanilla. Then beat for 15 seconds more.
  • Turn the mixer to low and gradually add the dry ingredients; mix until incorporated, about 1 minute. Add the chocolate chips, oats, and cranberries and mix on low until incorporated, about 30 seconds.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and use a rubber spatula to finish mixing the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  • Using a small 1 1/2-tablespoon capacity ice cream/cookie scoop, portion cookies onto prepared cookie sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake on top and center racks of the oven for 18 to 22 minutes, switching the sheets from top to bottom and front to back halfway through baking time, until cookies are lightly golden brown around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature on the baking sheets, about 30 minutes. Store in a tightly sealed plastic container for several days at room temperature.

Notes & Nutrition

  • I recommend this medium Oxo cookie scoop for portioning the cookies evenly.
  • To freeze: scoop out the dough as you would to bake. Freeze the scooped balls of dough until frozen solid. Transfer the frozen balls into a freezer bag, and label with the date. Frozen cookie dough can last about 3 months in the freezer. When ready to bake, remove as many balls of dough as you desire, and partially thaw them in the refrigerator (you can bake from a frozen state, but I always feel like they don’t spread out as nicely). Bake as directed in the recipe. You may need an extra minute or two of baking time since the dough will be cold or even partially frozen.
Adapted from I’m Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas
Servings 26.0 * calories 167 * Total Fat 7 g * Saturated Fat 4 g * Monounsaturated Fat 1 g * Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g * Trans Fat 0 g * Cholesterol 16 mg * Sodium 58 mg * Potassium 46 mg * Total Carbohydrate 22 g * Dietary Fiber 1 g * Sugars 14 g * Protein 1 g
*All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.*