Cranberry, Walnut & White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

cranberry white chocolate walnut cookies

I sort of fizzled out by Christmas this year, and while I usually enjoy cooking, it had become a chore. Hence, the lack of recipes on the blog the past week or so. My much needed little break, seems to have gotten me back on track & I am looking forward to getting back to a healthier focus in my recipes. This Cranberry, Walnut & White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Recipe is sort of a bridge into that refocus. They are belated holiday cookies, and based off a recipe I found on Cooking Light, for White Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies.

cranberry walnut white chocolate oatmeal cookies

The cranberry & walnut seemed a more seasonal choice, especially with the addition of a little cinnamon and ginger.  I also liked the slight tartness of the cranberries countering the smooth sweetness of the white chocolate, and the texture and richness the walnuts added.  The recipe, while certainly firmly in the dessert realm, uses just a 1/4 cup of butter and is made mostly with whole grains.

cranberry white chocolate cookies

Cranberry, Walnut & White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Recipe type: cookies
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  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup oats (Old Fashioned or quick-cook)
  • ⅓ cup cranberries, dry sweetened
  • ⅓ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • ⅓ cup premium white chocolate chips (such as Ghirardelli)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk brown sugar & butter together, add egg & vanilla whisk until smooth.
  3. Add flours, spices, baking soda & salt, mix well.
  4. Add oats. Mix well.
  5. Fold in the cranberries, chocolate & nuts, until evenly distributed.
  6. Place 2 tbs size scoops of the dough onto parchment lined baking sheet, leaving 1½ inches between the cookies.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, cool & serve.



  1. says

    Wow, I love chocolate, oatmeal, walnuts, and cranberries… this is my kind of cookie!

  2. says

    Those look really good, sweet but wholesome – perfect treat for the kids AND grown ups!

  3. says

    These sound delicious! There’s never a wrong time for a yummy cookie!

  4. says

    I used to make these cookies all the time! Except I never put walnuts in it. Just Craisins and choc chips in my oatmeal cookies.

  5. says

    I need to try these, immediately. Thanks to the holidays I’ve been on a white chocolate kick.

  6. says

    The cranberry would definitely take it to the next level of AMAZING!

  7. says

    Those look and sound amazing! I’ll definitely be trying this recipe. Thanks!

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