These delicious white chocolate oatmeal craisin cookies are packed with deliciousness. These cookies are chewy on the inside and are crunchy around the edges.
Oatmeal cookies are just one of my many favorite cookies to make. I love their texture and all the great flavors that you can add to them. I also love how popular they are! It also doesn’t hurt that they’re made with oatmeal. After all, that makes them health food, right? Of course, it does! Over the years, I’ve made all kinds of oatmeal cookies, from classic oatmeal raisin cookies to chocolate chunk oatmeal and everything in between. Today, I’m sharing one of my favorites with you. I know you’re going to love these white chocolate oatmeal cranberry cookies.
White Chocolate Oatmeal Craisin Cookies
These cookies are so delicious, and they’re so perfect for any occasion. Craisins are always available so this is definitely not a seasonal cookie, even though it’s perfectly at home on any holiday plate. I bring these to almost every holiday gathering from Thanksgiving all the way through the Fourth of July. I’ve even brought them to baby showers. They’re always a great choice. Of course, I also love to just make them for an afternoon snack or family dessert.
Homemade Oatmeal Craisin Cookies
These delicious cookies are just spectacular. It all starts with a classic oatmeal cookie base. Then I add craisins, those sweet little dried cranberry treats we all love, finally, I add walnuts and white chocolate chips to create a cookie that is both soft and chewy AND loaded with all kinds of great flavors and interesting textures. It’s a cookie that’s just so much fun to eat for both its flavor and interesting mouthfeel.
Like almost any cookie, these oatmeal cookies are wide open to interpretation. You can switch things up easily just by changing what you fold into the batter. How easy is that?
Different Baking Chips
I use white chocolate chips in this recipe, but you can use any sort of baking chip you like. Pick the ones that speak to you! Some of my favorite choices are:
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Dark chocolate chips
- Milk chocolate chips
- Chocolate chunks in any of the above varieties
If you don’t like walnuts or just want to mix things up, use another kind that you love. Most of them work, but the best ones for this recipe are:
Feel free to add any dried fruit of your choice. They’re all so good in this recipe. I tend to stay away from things like mango and other tropical fruits for this recipe, although banana chips are good in these cookies. My favorite picks are:
- Golden raisins
- Banana chips
- Shredded coconut
If you have questions about these oatmeal craisin cookies, then read on because I have answers. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about these cookies and oatmeal cookies in general.
Can I Use Fresh Cranberries for These Cookies?
Fresh cranberries can be used as long as they have not been frozen and thawed. For this recipe craisins are recommended. Here is a Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies recipe from Great Grub, Delicious Treats that uses fresh cranberries and that this recipe is adapted from.
What Type of Oatmeal is Best For Cookies?
Old fashioned oats, or rolled, oats are the best for cookies. They give the cookies a chewy, nutty texture and flavor. Quick oats are so finely chopped they do almost nothing for the cookie.
Do you Have to Chill Oatmeal Cookie Dough?
You don’t have to chill this dough, but it can help give the cookies a more even texture and spread. I recommend chilling if you have the time.
Why are My Oatmeal Cookies So Hard?
If you have too much sugar in the batter, it will caramelize and make the cookies harder, However, the usual reason is overmixing. When you overmix the dough, you develop too much gluten in it which results in a tough cookie.
Why are My Oatmeal Cookies So Flat?
There are two major reasons that cookies become flat. They were either made with butter that was too soft or melted or they were made with too little flour.
Can you Freeze Oatmeal Cookies?
Absolutely! They freeze very well. To freeze them, simply place the completely cooled cookies in a heavy-duty freezer bag. That’s it. You can also freeze the cookie dough too! Place the dough in an air-tight freezer bag and keep frozen until ready to use. When ready to make cookies, completely thaw out the dough before baking.
How to Store Oatmeal Craisin Cookies
These cookies will keep for up to two weeks at room temperature when stored in an air-tight container. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to two months in a heavy-duty freezer bag.
Ingredients White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
This recipe requires nothing more than basic baking ingredients and a few mix-ins. That’s all there is to it. You’ll have almost all of the ingredients in your kitchen already.
- All purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- Large eggs
- Vanilla extract
- Old fashioned rolled oats
- Walnuts, chopped
- White chocolate chips
How to Make White Chocolate Oatmeal Craisin Cookies
This recipe is incredibly straightforward. It’s actually easier than some other oatmeal cookie recipes because you don’t have to freeze the dough and slice it. You’ll simply drop the dough onto a baking sheet. This is so easy, anyone can make it.
Step 1: Prep
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and set out your butter to soften. Measure out all of your ingredients.
Step 2: Combine the Wet Ingredients
Using a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter, brown sugar, and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla to butter mixture and beat until combined.
Step 3: Combine the Dry Ingredients
In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together.
Step 4: Make the Oatmeal Cookie Dough
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until combined. Stir in oatmeal then add craisin, walnuts, and white chocolate chips.
Step 5: Bake
Drop by rounded teaspoon, or use a 1-inch cookie scoop, onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until edges start to brown. Remove from the oven, let sit on the baking sheet for a minute or two then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Try These Delicious Oatmeal Craisin Cookies Today
These delicious Oatmeal craisin cookies are packed with white chocolate chips, walnuts, and of, of course, craisins! It’s an exceptionally easy recipe that is overflowing with all kinds of delicious flavors. If you’re looking for a dessert or snack that explodes with flavor without exploding your brain with frustration, then you’ve found it. Give these cookies a try, and I know you’ll love them as much as I do.
Looking for more delicious cookie recipes?
Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies – The perfect cookie that is crispy on the outside, but soft and gooey on the inside; loaded with rolled oats and butterscotch morsels.
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies – Everyone’s favorite cookie, but this one has a twist. They’re soft and delicious, but also loaded with peanut butter and chocolate chip morsels. Yum!
Caramel Pretzel Cookies with Walnuts – The perfect salty and sweet combination that you can find in a cookie. These are made with caramel bits, pretzel pieces, and chopped walnuts.
White Chocolate Oatmeal Craisin Cookies
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, (2 sticks)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1½ cups craisins
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°
- In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
- Stir in oatmeal then add craisin, walnuts and white chocolate chips.
- Drop by rounded teaspoon, or use a 1-inch cookie scoop, onto an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until edges start to brown.
- Remove from the oven, let sit on the baking sheet for a minute or two then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Here are a few pics that are the perfect size for pinning to you favorite cookie board.