Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

January 3, 2020Sew White

Looking for easy Christmas cookies? Then look no further, this is the Christmas recipe for you. My Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies are my favourite bake at Christmas. The creamy white chocolate and sweet cranberries are fantastic together in these white chocolate cranberry cookies.

Cranberry and oatmeal cookies are loved by the whole family and Santa has enjoyed them too when we’ve left them out for him. These finished results of these cranberry white chocolate oatmeal cookies are delicious crunchy & soft cookies which are the perfect Christmas cookies.

This Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies recipe is a mix of about 3 recipes I have mixed together over the years to make this yummy recipe for my favourite Christmas cookies. Warning these cookies won’t last long! They are just too yummy. This is also a really quick recipe. The whole making and baking to eating took less than 40 mins.

I love the mix of cranberries and white chocolate. I’d put them in everything if I could. These biscuits are oaty, chocolatey and fruity in one bite and I think it makes them the perfect cookie. I love using my little sherry glasses for milk at Christmas. It seems so quaint and happy.

Plus it’s what I remmeber from childhood while everyone had their sherry I was allowed posh glass for milk. How gorgeous do these cookies look in the sunshine on a winter day. This is a lovely cranberry and oat cookies recipe UK.

Delicious Crunchy & Soft Cookies

Dried cranberries and white chocolate ready to be mixed in to the cookies.

I love seeing the red cranberries and white chocolate ready to be mixed in. I tend to chop up half of the cranberries and leave the other half whole so there is a mix of sizes and each cookie will definitely have a good mix of fruit and chocolate. If you want to make them really indulgent, drizzle white chocolate over the finished cookie.

Why you’ll love this Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies recipe

A gorgeous easy to make cookie filled with sweet cranberries and creamy white chocolate.

Quick to make and bake.

Full of Christmas flavour which also makes the house smell incredible as they cook.

Top Questions – link to answers later

What can you use dried cranberries for?

Can you use regular oats in cookies?

Should I soak dried cranberries before baking?

Are dried cranberries the same as Craisins?

Can I use dried cranberries for baking?

Can I use old fashioned oats instead of quick oats in cranberry white chocolate oat cookies?

How to make Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

Step by step white chocolate cranberry and oat cookies recipe UK

cream together the butter and the sugar
mix in the egg
cookie batter
  • Cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Mix in the egg and stir well.
  • Add the spices to this mix.
Sieve the flour into the cookie mixture.
Mix the cookie mixture together
Stir in the oats to the Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies
  • Sieve in the flour, baking poder and salt. Mix well.
  • Mix well and enjoy the smell.
  • Stir in the oats. Add a tiny splash of milk if the oats make it too hard to mix.
Add the white chocolate chips into the cookie mix
divide the cookies and lightly dust in flour
Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies ready for the oven.
  • Add in the white chocolate and dried cranberries.
  • Divide into little balls.
  • Lay on a baking tray allowing room for them to expand. Bake!

White chocolate cranberry cookies oatmeal

Oatmeal is a type of coarse flour that has been made of hulled oat grains that have either been milled or steel-cut. As a rough type flour you can use it instead of the old fashioned traditional oats.

It makes the cookies a lot smoother and less lumpy so if you wouldn’t prefer a smoother taste it is worth trying. To use oatmeal in this recipe replace the oats with oatmeal of the same amount.

Top Tips

Lightly chop the dried cranberries so you get a little extra cranberry in every bite.

Add a mix of chocolate to the cookies

Serving Suggestions

  • These christmas cookies are fantastic on their own.
  • They taste great with a little glass of milk.
  • They have enough flavour to be served for a Christmas afternoon tea.
  • Enjoy the cookies straight from the oven with a scoop of ice cream.

Equipment

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Storing / Making ahead of time options

Make ahead and store in an air-tight box for up to 3-5 days.

Freeze the dough before cooking to make them ahead of the holiday season. Defrost the dough and then cook as per the instructions below.

Substitutions and variations

You can use oats or oatmeal for this recipe. The oats are rougher and bulkier in the final cookie. The oatmeal is ground down further and creates a smoother batch of white chocolate cranberry cookies.

If you don’t like the cranberries you can easily leave them out or exchange them for raisins or other dried fruit.

You can use any type of chocolate chips for this recipe. Cranberry and white chocolate are iconic but you can change them to dark or milk chocolate too.

What can you use dried cranberries for?

Dried cranberries are a yummy and versatile ingredient which can be used in so ways. As well as these cranberry white chocolate cookies, they can be used in cakes, loafs and breads too.

For Christmas you could dried cranberries into a sweet dough like Chelsea buns. If you like bread and butter pudding try adding dried cranberries to the mix and make a super Christmas version of the iconic dish. If you want to make bread and butter pudding check out my recipe here.

Easy oat and cranberry cookies UK

These easy oat and cranberry cookies UK recipe are so easy to make and so lovely to make in the winter months. Especially at Christmas! The mix of creamy white chocolate and sweet juicy cranberries. I make so many batches of these white chocolate cranberry cookies each year. I’ve given them as cookie Christmas gifts wrapped in brown paper and string, or beautiful cellophane bag.

the perfect white chocolate cookie recipe to serve with milk

Can you use regular oats in cookies?

Yes you can use regular oats in cookies, in fact they work so well and I prefer using them for cookies and bakes. Regular oats are a very useful store cupboard item and can last for years in a sealed box. They are an easy addition to cookies but also add a lovely nuttiness to fruit crumbles.

Scroll down to the Cranberry White Chocolate oat Cookies recipe.

Should I soak dried cranberries before baking?

You don’t need to soak dried cranberries before baking these cranberry white chocolate cookies. However, there are lots of delicious recipes where soaking the dried cranberries can add a lot more flavour.

If you wanted to make soaked dried cranberry cookies I would recommend soaking them in brandy overnight before mixing the cookies. For 75g of dried cranberries, I would recommend using two tablespoons of brandy to soak in to them.

If they are very juicy when you come to bake you can drain away any excess brandy or save it to soak more fruit later. If the cookie mix is more liquid you can add a little more flour and a few more oats to soak up the juice. Brandy infused cranberries are a wonderful thing!

Are dried cranberries the same as Craisins?

Dried cranberries and craisins are exactly the same thing. They are called craisins sometimes as they look like raisins but are dried cranberries instead of grapes in traditional raisins.

close up of the golden brown Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

Can I use dried cranberries for baking?

Yes absolutely. Using dried cranberries for baking is a great idea. There are so many things you can bake with them. Including there cranberry white chocolate cookies, Easy Christmas white chocolate cranberry cake and cranberry flapjacks.

Dried cranberry cookies

Using dried cranberries in your white chocolate cranberry cookies is a wonderful way to add in more delicious Christmas flavours. Dried cranberry cookies add fruit and sweetness to finished batch of cookies. Simply add the dried cranberries in to the mix whole of if you want to chop them up so there are more pieces through out works too.

Some dried cranberries I’ve bought recently have been huge so I needed to chop them up.

Can I use old fashioned oats instead of quick oats in cranberry white chocolate oat cookies?

Yes absolutely you can use old fashioned oats instead of quick oats in this Cranberry White Chocolate oat Cookies recipe, in fact it gives a much better flavour and the crumbliness of the cookie is better too.

Proper old fashioned oats will work so well in baking as they are the real rough and ready ingredient. Their texture in the finished cookies or cake will be much better than quick oats in my opinion. For cookies they give a much better bite and

Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies on a red tartan with a glass of milk

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Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies Recipe – Easy white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies

Sisley White
Looking for easy Christmas cookies? Then look no further, this is the Christmas recipe for you. My Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies are my favourite bake at Christmas. The creamy white chocolate and sweet cranberries are fantastic together in these oat cookies. Cranberry and oatmeal cookies are loved by the whole family and Santa has enjoyed them too when we've left them out for him. These finished results of these cranberry white chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are Delicious Crunchy & Soft Cookies which are the perfect Christmas cookies.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American, English, International
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 134 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Baking Tray
  • greaseproof paper

Ingredients
 
 

  • 60 g unsalted butter
  • 40 g dark brown sugar
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 80 g plain flour / all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp of baking powder
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 60 g rolled oats
  • 100 g of white chocolate chips
  • 75 g dried cranberries
  • ½ tsp of ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp of nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp and ginger
  • ¼ tsp of mixed spice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 160ºC Fan/180ºC normal oven.
  • Cream together the butter and sugars.
  • Add the egg and mix in.
  • Sieve in the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the spices to the mix.
  • Mix in the oats. Add a tiny splash of milk if the mix is too dry to mix
  • Add in the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. Give it a good stir.
  • Put heaped teaspoons of the cranberry white chocolate cookies to greaseproof paper lined baking tray. Make sure the cookie heaps are far away from each other as the cookies will spread.
  • Gentle push and flattern out.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  • Enjoyed hot or cold but best when the cookies are still warm.

Notes

•They will last for a few days in an air tight box if you don’t eat them all first.
•You can add other chocolate chip flavours.

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 18mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 111IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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19 Comments

  • Amanda scott

    November 13, 2012 at 11:06 am

    5 stars
    I am thinking of making a Cookie Making Kit, in a Kilner jar, using your recipe for my son’ teacher ( just the dried ingredients) for Christmas. She has young kids too so hopefully would enjoy making these with them .

    Thanks for sharing

    1. sewwhite

      November 13, 2012 at 11:08 am

      That sounds like a fabulous idea! The cranberries would add such a lovely colour to the jar too! O might have to follow your idea and do the same for my neighbour. Thank you for the great idea 🙂

  • Cindy

    January 7, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    5 stars
    Such delicious cookies. These were a hit today at our new years lunch at work! Love cranberry and white chocolate together!

    1. Sew White

      January 7, 2020 at 6:13 pm

      That is so kind of you to share! Glad they were enjoyed so much.

  • Emily Liao

    January 7, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    5 stars
    Cranberry and white chocolate are one of the best combinations 🙂 Can’t wait to try these!

    1. Sew White

      January 7, 2020 at 6:14 pm

      They really taste incredible. I think I will have to make a batch soon.

  • Jenn

    January 7, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    5 stars
    This is a terrific cookie, and one that I make religiously every holiday. I just love the flavor of cranberries and sweet white chocolate!

    1. Sew White

      January 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm

      I am so glad you enjoyed them <3

  • Beth

    January 7, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    5 stars
    These are so very delicious! They have become one of our favorites!

    1. Sew White

      January 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm

      That is so wonderful hear. Thank you!

  • Irina

    January 7, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    5 stars
    I made these cooking last night. They are just AMAZING. By the way, I doubled the recipe:) Sharing the recipe with my sister.

    1. Sew White

      January 10, 2020 at 10:33 pm

      Doubling the cookies can only be a good thing!

  • Samuel Turner

    February 2, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    5 stars
    Thought I’d leave a comment as these were really good, thank you for sharing this recipie!

    1. Sew White

      February 3, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      I’m glad you liked them. I hoe you will make some more soon.

  • Rebecca Reading

    April 24, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    5 stars
    Used your quantities to make up present cookie jars for Christmas, and had so many thank yous back. Best recipe out there hands down!

    1. Sew White

      April 25, 2020 at 10:26 am

      Yay! I’m so glad you liked it for cookie jars. I will have to get them up for this Christmas!

  • Kate – Gluten Free Alchemist

    November 25, 2021 at 11:19 am

    5 stars
    These sound super-festive. Loving the flavours.
    I reckon if I subbed the base wheat recipe with my recipe for gluten free oatmeal cookies and added the Christmas flavours and spices, they would work just fine for a GF diet too xx

  • Rebecca – Glutarama

    November 25, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    5 stars
    What a delicious sounding cookie, packed with lots of delicious ingredients to discover with each bite.

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