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Do you still have cranberry cravings? These Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies will be sure to satisfy them. These pretty, ruby speckled oatmeal cookies are not only delicious, but make a wonderful addition to you holiday table. Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies also make a wonderful hostess gift. Tie them up with a ribbon or gift them in a pretty box, they are sure to be enjoyed!cranberry oatmeal cookies


Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies




1 ½ cups of butter

1 ¾ cups brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 ½ Tbsp. honey

2 tsp. vanilla

½ tsp. salt

2 cups flour

18 ounces old-fashioned oats

12 ounces fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped

½ cup raisins

Finely chopped zest of 1 orange

1 ¼ cups coarsely chopped walnuts




Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Add the eggs, honey, vanilla and salt and beat until smooth and creamy. Using a large wooden spoon or your hands, work in the flour and oats until well combined. Add the cranberries, raisins, orange zest and walnuts; mix until every thing is combined.


I used my Kitchen Aid mixer which did the job of mixing everything up really well.


With your hands, form the dough into patties that are ½ inch thick and 2 ½ inches in diameter. Bake the cookies until lightly browned but still a little soft at the center, 15-20 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 25-30 cookies.cranberry oatmeal cookies


These cookies are almost more like a soft granola bar and are not overly sweet. I’m trying to convince myself that they would be a wonderful addition to my breakfast. I did have to put some in the freezer or they would have been gone in a few days!cranberry oatmeal cookies


These cookies freeze well so you can make them ahead of the holidays.cranberry oatmeal cookies

8 comments on “Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Roseann Hampton on December 19, 2017 1:03 am

I love cranberries! Visiting from the cookie exchange on The Lazy Gastronome.

Nancy Wolff on December 19, 2017 1:54 pm

I love cranberries too and although I’ve cooked with them in breads and muffins this was the first time I’d ever added them to cookies!!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on December 19, 2017 12:37 pm

These look yummy – thanks for sharing at our cookie exchange!

Nancy Wolff on December 19, 2017 1:53 pm

These Cranberry Oatmeal cookies are delicious and you can almost imagine how good they are for you! 🙂

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on December 20, 2017 3:45 pm

I love oatmeal cookies. The cranberry addition sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

Nancy Wolff on December 21, 2017 1:49 am

This was the first time I’ve added cranberries to cookies and I am so pleased with the result! 🙂

April J Harris on December 22, 2017 11:42 am

Your cookies look amazing, Nancy and they are so full of festive flavours! These are such a lovely cookie for the holidays, and so full of wholesome ingredients too. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Nancy Wolff on December 22, 2017 11:51 am

Thank you april, these cookies are delicious! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

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