Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies on a wooden cutting board with a glass of milk and random cranberries in the scene

Chewy Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies are THE PERFECT COOKIE! When it comes to homemade cookies, few recipes can match the delightful combination of tart cranberries, crunchy walnuts, and hearty oatmeal. If you’re a cookie enthusiast, you’re in for a treat!

Chewy Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

What Makes the Perfect Cookie?

My personal opinion is that these Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies are the PERFECT cookie!

Creating the perfect cookie is an art that combines precision with a dash of creativity. It all starts with quality ingredients; using fresh butter, high-grade flour, and premium chocolate or nuts can make a significant difference.

The key lies in achieving the right balance between wet and dry ingredients, ensuring the dough is neither too sticky nor too crumbly. Paying attention to mixing techniques, such as creaming the butter and sugar to the ideal consistency, contributes to the cookie’s texture and overall mouthfeel.

Precision in measuring ingredients and following the recommended baking time are crucial steps for a cookie that is golden on the edges and soft in the center.

Lastly, allowing the cookies to cool on the baking sheet before transferring them ensures they are set properly. The magic happens in these details, turning a simple mix of ingredients into a delectable treat that satisfies the sweet cravings and leaves a lasting impression.

Add-Ins for Oatmeal Cookies

The versatility of oatmeal cookies lies in the plethora of add-ins that can elevate them from a classic treat to a personalized indulgence. The choices are as diverse as your imagination allows, with popular add-ins including:

These ingredients not only infuse the cookies with rich flavors but also introduce various textures, creating a delightful contrast that keeps every bite interesting.

For those seeking a health-conscious twist, incorporating ingredients such as chia seeds, flaxseeds, or shredded coconut adds nutritional value without compromising on taste.

Whether you opt for the timeless combination of chocolate and nuts or experiment with unique pairings, the add-ins play a pivotal role in customizing oatmeal cookies to suit your cravings and preferences. The beauty of oatmeal cookies lies in their adaptability, making them the perfect canvas for a delicious culinary adventure.

Chewy Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

These Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies are honestly my favorite cookie! Chewy and sweet with tart cranberries, crunchy walnuts, and smooth bits of white chocolate chips make these the perfect treat!

More cookie recipes to try:

Ginger Crinkle Cookies

Classic Linzer Cookies

Peanut Butter Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Honey Lemon Icebox Cookies

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies on a wooden cutting board with a glass of milk and random cranberries in the scene

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

The perfect oatmeal cookie stuffed with tart cranberries and crunchy walnuts!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 248 kcal


  • 226 grams unsalted butter softened
  • 220 grams firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 100 grams granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 250 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 240 grams old-fashioned oats
  • 75 grams chopped walnuts
  • 65 grams dried cranberries
  • 75 grams white chocolate chips


  • Beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the vanilla and then add the eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each addition. Scrape the bottom and the sides of the bowl as needed with a rubber spatula.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the oats. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture, beating until a dough is formed. Using a spoon or spatula, stir in the walnuts, cranberries, and white chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes until it firms up.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Using 2-tablespoon spring-loaded cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough, and place 2 inches apart on the prepared pans. If the dough is very cold and firm, flatten cookie balls slightly with your hand or the bottom of a glass.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on pans for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. (Place a small sheet of parchment or wax paper between each cookie to prevent sticking.) Or freeze cookies individually wrapped in plastic wrap in an airtight freezer-safe container for 2 to 3 months.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 119mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 285IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chewy oatmeal cookies, cranberry walnut oatmeal cookies
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