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 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.

This Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies 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.

the perfect white chocolate cookie recipe to serve with milk

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.

How to make Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies – cranberry and oat cookies recipe UK

cream together the butter and the sugar

Cream together the butter and sugar.

mix in the egg

Mix in the egg and stir it well.

cookie batter

Add the spices to the mix.

Sieve the flour into the cookie mixture.

Sieve in the flour, baking powder and salt.

Mix the cookie mixture together

Mix together. It will smell amazing.

Stir in the oats to the Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

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

Add the white chocolate and dried cranberries.

divide the cookies and lightly dust in flour

Divide into little balls.

Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies ready for the oven.

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.

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.

gold brown and freshly baked Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

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 cookies each year. I’ve given them as cookie Christmas gifts wrapped in brown paper and string, or beautiful cellophane bag.

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.

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

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.

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.

close up of the golden brown Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookies

Can I use old fashioned oats instead of quick oats in cookies?

Yes absolutely you can use old fashioned oats instead of quick oats in cookies, 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

If you like these cookies I think you’ll love my Biscoff Chocolate Chip Cookies, Orange, Cinnamon and Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate and peanut butter cookies or my Nutella and Banana Chocolate Cookies

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And now we bake…

Cranberry and White Chocolate 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 9 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American, English, International
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 100 kcal

Equipment

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

Ingredients
  

  • 60 g of unsalted butter
  • 40 g dark brown sugar
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 80 g plain 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
  • Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg.

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.
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17 Comments

  • Amanda scott

    November 13, 2012 at 11:06 am

    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 sharing5 stars

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

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

    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!

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