These Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are classic, old-fashioned style with soft, chewy centers, crisp edges, and warm spice flavor. They are updated with dark chocolate chunks and cranberries that set this recipe apart!! 🌟
Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
- Read your recipe through completely before starting.
- Have all ingredients at room temperature unless otherwise specified.
- Bake at the minimum time listed on recipes and check them after minimum so as not to overcook.
- Cool your cookies on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Use real butter. Nothing acts like butter does when baking!
- Use a spring release scoop (ice cream scoop) for even shaped cookies.
- Most notable, allow time for the dough to chill in the refrigerator for an hour before baking them. At least an hour, but they can stay longer in the fridge. In fact, I’ll make the dough and let it sit in the fridge for up to two days baking a batch when the boys want a snack.
- The dough will also freeze for up to 4 months. Bake as directed whenever you’re ready to bake.
- Don’t over mix the dough it will make the cookies tough.
- I highly recommend baking cookies on a Silpat mat.
- Carefully and correctly measure flour.
How long can I store Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies?
You can store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Can I freeze these cookies?
You can make this dough ahead of time and freeze it for up to a month. Just pull it out and defrost in the refrigerator before scooping and baking.
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Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
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- ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- ½ cup brown sugar packed
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon molasses I used this brand
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour sifted and measured correctly, I use this brand
- 1 and ½ cup rolled oats Old Fashioned Rolled oats, not instant
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch brand
- ¾ cup dried cranberries I used this brand
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips. I used these
- To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) combine the butter and both sugars and molasses until smooth.
- In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix. Add the dried cherries and chocolate chips and mix until evenly combined.
- Cover dough and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Sit dough on the counter for 10 minutes before scooping and baking. Place a Silpat silicone mat on a half sheet pan.
- I used a 4 tablespoon, spring-release scoop for uniformly measure the dough. I baked them for 12 minutes to get perfectly crunchy edges and soft centers. They will cook quicker if you're making smaller cookies.
- I recommend you Calibrate your Oven at least once a year to ensure it's baking at the correct temperature.
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There is something special about chocolate chunk cookies!! So much better than chips!
I agree and a ‘good’ chocolate too, not the off-brand of generic brand.
Oatmeal is my favorite cookie and these are amazing.
Sandra Shaffer says
Just what I’m craving today! Chocolate and cranberries are such a great flavor together.
Jill Hamm says
In your directions for Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies you never added the molasses. Would you add it onto the butter and sugar mixture?
Hey, maybe you overlooked it, it’s in step one
Lynda Aird says
Cranberry cookie recipe that uses cherries, not cranberries?
Otherwise, they look good!
Ack, that’s a typo. It’s dried cranberries and I have corrected it.