Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies are loaded with dried cranberries, chopped walnuts and white chocolate chips. They're soft, chewy and perfect for fall!
So the other day, I stopped at the market after I picked the kids up from school. I should know better than to shop at that hour, because just about everything looks good. And somehow, a box of cranberry oatmeal walnut cookies found its way into the shopping cart.
Usually, I'm only tempted by chocolate chip cookies, but the mix of cranberries, white chocolate and walnuts sounded pretty good and very fall-like to me. And these cookies did not disappoint!
So when I found a recipe for oatmeal cranberry cookies on a package of Craisins, which that I bought to use in chicken salad, I knew I had to make them -- STAT! By the way, I'll have the chicken salad recipe later this week.
The store bought cookies were thinner, but these cookies ended up being thick and chewy, which is perfectly fine. Actually, I think the homemade cookies turned out better!
This recipe is slightly different from the one I found on the package. I added vanilla, chopped walnuts and cinnamon -- gotta have cinnamon, you know! I also mixed everything up in one large bowl even though the original recipe called for using two -- anything to have one less dish to wash.
And since the cookies turned out fine, I would have to say that my changes worked! Actually, these cookies are more than fine -- they're awesome!
How To Make Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies
Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies
- ⅔ cup butter softened
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups oats
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ⅔ cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, vanilla extract and brown sugar together until fluffy
- Beat in eggs
- Add oats, and mix well
- Stir in the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon
- Add the walnuts, cranberries and white chocolate chips, and mix until combined
- Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a non-greased cookie sheets
- Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or lightly brown
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
I made these oatmeal cranberry walnut cookies in the afternoon, and they were still nice and warm when the kids came home from school. Have them with a tall glass of milk, and you've got a tasty after school snack.
The cookies were also perfect when we had them for dessert, and I just may have to sneak one for breakfast. They contain fruit, nuts and oats, so that's acceptable, right?
Gastritis Girl says
I made these for my co-workers, and they were a big hit!
Georgina Hayo says
I don't have any white chocolate chips in the house so I am going to substitute Heath Bar toffee chips instead.. Hopefully it will be okay, sounds good to me. I will find out tomorrow, taking them to Bible study as a treat.
I tried one of the cookies with Heath bar chips, they are delicious, Not as sweet as white chocolate chips
Sounds good! Thank you for sharing!
I’ve made these cookies for a coworker a few times (it started as a running joke - when I’d ask a question she’d joke about putting it on my tab, then I told her I’d pay it off in cookies. Don’t think she realized I’d eventually show up with cookies ;u; haha). She’s allergic to grapes (and I’m intolerant to them) so I thought cranberries would be a fun twist. They are absolutely lovely! I love the texture as opposed to usually very goopy oatmeal cookie styles.
Now, I’m in the middle of replacing the craisins with raisins for my step dad for Father’s Day. I won’t be able to taste them, but I have no doubt they’re going to be delicious~
Thanks, Haley! I'm so glad you are enjoying the cookies!
Christine Scanling says
Great recipe ..I made these cookies today..however I substituted gluten free flour for the all purpose flour..
I quickly realized when all out together it was way to thick to drop from a spoon or anything else..lol
I moved quickly put all the dough in the fridge and the made the best out of whatever went wrong..it took me a long time but I saved the dough working with it..
The cookies were far from correct after using the gluten free flour..but they were still delicious I will definitely try them again with reg flour...it’s a delicious recipe..Thank you
Thank you so much, Christine! I think gluten free flour is tricky, but I'm glad you liked them! 🙂
Donna Sue says
Fantastic! I'm not a fan of white chocolate, so I used dark chocolate - the cookies had the perfect amount of sweet. I love that this recipe uses only brown sugar, which is the main reason I selected this recipe over many others I found online. I was not disappointed. This recipe is a total "keeper" - thank you.
Thanks, Donna. So glad you enjoyed them!
I have 2 questions..
1. Salted or unsalted butter?
2. Can I use regular salt instead of sea salt?
I use salted butter, and you can use regular salt. Sea salt is just a preference. 🙂
Yum! Baking these now as I type this! Cookie dough was amazing can’t wait to eat when they are done!! Fantastic recipe
Thanks so much, Mary! I need to make some again soon. 🙂
Just made these! They were so delicious and very easy to make. These will be going in my Christmas cookie baskets 🙂
I'm glad to hear that - Thanks so much, Anna! 🙂
ERLENE A says
These sound amazing! It has a lot of my favorite cookie add-ins, like cranberriess and walnuts. Sounds like a winner!
Maria Brittis says
OMGOODNESS! I am making these cookies, they are my favorite forever.
Yea - I hope you enjoy them as much as my family did! 🙂
Miz Helen says
We are going to love your Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies, Dee. That is a real fall combination of ingredients, yum! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back real soon!
I love all the flavors in these cookies! Just thinking about them is making me hungry!
Thanks, Michelle. I definitely need to make some more!
This is the perfect treat for fall, so yummy! 🙂
Thanks! We all loved them. 🙂
Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen says
This is a great flavor combo for fall!
Can you send me a batch of these!
Would you believe they are gone already?!
They really are perfect for fall. 🙂
Laura at I Heart Naptime says
I am so making these this weekend! They look delicious and hopefully I can have a few before my kids devour them!
I made these right before the kids came home, so I was able to enjoy one or two before they disappeared. 🙂
Sandi (@fearless_dining) says
These cookies look so good. I wish I had a few here with me 🙂
Thanks, Sandi. We just loved these cookies!
Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
I love adding cranberries to cookies! These look wonderful!
Thanks, Des. I can't seem to stop nibbling on them!
I left out the chocolate chips. Bad move! If one omits them, you need to add more sugar!!
I will make again with ALL the ingredients!!