A traditional oatmeal cookie with a dried cranberry twist.

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies on plate

When faced with the decision of picking out the cookie of my choice from a basket with a variety of cookies in it, I always go right for the oatmeal ones.

I don’t know what comes over me. 

How could I not go for the chocolate chip cookies?

Or the double chocolate ones?

Or even the really delicious looking ones with macadamia nuts in it?

Nope, it’s none of those.

It’s always the oatmeal cookies.

So, in honor of oatmeal cookies, here’s a scrumptious recipe for oatmeal cookies with dried cranberries.

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies on plate

About this Recipe

These cookies are easy to make, and the recipe is adapted from the oatmeal cookie recipe that’s on the container of Quaker Oats oatmeal.

The dried cranberries in these cookies add both a delicious tart flavor and a light chewy texture.

I especially like how delicious the cranberries taste in combination with the oatmeal.

Here are more cookie recipes you may like “Baileys and Coffee White Chocolate Chip Cookies“, “Chewy White Chocolate and Tart Cherry Cookies” and “Butterfinger Snickerdoodle Cookies“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies ingredients

Uncooked oats, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and dried cranberries

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter:

Add butter in bowl

In a large mixing bowl add softened butter.

Sticks of butter in bowl

Sugar:

Brown sugar in small bowl

To the bowl, 

Add brown sugar in bowl

…add brown sugar…

Sugar and butter in bowl

…and granulated sugar.

Mix:

Beat sugar and butter in bowl

…and beat the ingredients with a mixer until creamy.

Eggs:

Add eggs in bowl

In a small bowl, add the eggs.

Then add the eggs to the mixing bowl.

TIP – It’s a good idea to add the eggs to a small bowl before adding them to the mixing bowl so a bad egg doesn’t contaminate the batter.

Vanilla Extract:

Add vanilla in bowl

To the mixing bowl, and vanilla.

Cookie batter in bowl

Beat until light and fluffy.

Dry Ingredients:

Add flour to bowl

To the bowl, add flour…

Add cinnamon in bowl

…cinnamon…

Stir dry ingredients in bowl

…baking soda and salt.

Stir dry ingredients in bowl

…then…

Cookie dough in bowl

…beat the ingredients on low (so that the flour doesn’t fly out of the bowl).

Oatmeal and Dried Cranberries:

Add oatmeal to bowl

To the dough, add the oats…

Add dried cranberries to bowl

…and dried cranberries.

Stir oatmeal cookie dough in bowl

Using a large sturdy spoon or spatula, mix together.

Stir oatmeal cookie dough in bowl

Next,

Drop cookie dough balls on sheet pan

…using a tablespoon, drop the dough on to an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake:

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies on plate

Bake in a preheated oven (at 350 degrees F.) until the cookies are a light golden brown color (about 8 minutes).

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies on plate

For a softer cookie, remove from the oven when the middle of the cookie still looks slightly soft (about 7 minutes but the amount of time may vary depending on the oven).

Cool and Serve:

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies on plate

Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool before serving.  Then enjoy.

Adapted from the Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe.

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Cranberry oatmeal cookie

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

A traditional oatmeal cookie with a cranberry twist.
4.8 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter (salted) softened
  • 3/4 cup (firmly packed) brown sugar dark or light
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick or old fashioned uncooked oats
  • 1-1/4 cups dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • To a medium size bowl, add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Lightly whisk together and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add softened butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar.  Beat with a mixer until creamy.
  • To the bowl with the butter and sugar mixture, add eggs and vanilla.  Beat until light and fluffy. 
  • To the butter and sugar mixture, add the flour mixture a little at a time and beat the ingredients on low (so that the flour doesn't fly out of the bowl).
  • To the bowl, add oats and dried cranberries.  With a large sturdy spoon or spatula, mix in the oats and dried cranberries. 
  • Using a tablespoon, drop the dough on to an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 8 minutes or until the cookies are light golden brown.
    For a softer cookie, remove from the oven when the middle of the cookie still looks slightly soft (about 7 minutes but the amount of time may vary depending on the oven). 
  • Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool before serving. 

Notes

TIP:

Instead of adding the eggs directly in the mixing bowl, it's a good idea to add them to a small bowl first just in case one of them is bad or has a spot of red in the yolk area.