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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

Some more cookie recipes with holiday flavors are Blue Ribbon Lemon Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies, Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies, mascarpone cookies, and Mint Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Read your recipe through completely before starting.
  2. Have all ingredients at room temperature unless otherwise specified.
  3. Bake at the minimum time listed on recipes and check them after minimum so as not to overcook.
  4. Cool your cookies on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. Use real butter. Nothing acts like butter does when baking!
  6. Use a spring release scoop (ice cream scoop) for even shaped cookies.
  7. 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.
  8. The dough will also freeze for up to 4 months. Bake as directed whenever you’re ready to bake.
  9. Don’t over mix the dough it will make the cookies tough.
  10. I highly recommend baking cookies on a Silpat mat.
  11. Carefully and correctly measure flour.

 Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

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.

Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

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  1. Non-stick silicone baking mat
  2. Spring release cookie scoop
  3. Stand Mixer

I shared a lot of tips for baking cookies in this recipe for Pretzel Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, click over for all the tips and hints. 

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Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

My Chocolate Chunk Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies has soft, chewy centers, crispy edges, and hearty texture from the oatmeal.
Author: Paula
5 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies



  • 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.
  • Add the egg to the butter and sugar mixture. Beat until the egg disappears into the batter.
  • 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.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    There is something special about chocolate chunk cookies!! So much better than chips!

  2. In your directions for Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies you never added the molasses. Would you add it onto the butter and sugar mixture?

  3. Cranberry cookie recipe that uses cherries, not cranberries?
    Otherwise, they look good!

5 from 9 votes (6 ratings without comment)

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