White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies (aka Cranberry Hootycreeks) make a festive holiday cookie recipe made with rolled oats, white chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and pecans.
platter of cookies with jar cookie mix in background with description for Pinterest
 
 
I hosted my second annual cookie exchange in our neighborhood last weekend. It was so much fun! We have drinks and hors d’oeuvres, an ornament gift exchange, and then exchange our cookies at the end. I look forward to this event, not only because I adore Christmas time, but I am building a pretty awesome collection of great recipes and holiday entertaining ideas.
 
I decided to layer my cookie recipe in a jar with attached directions for one of my take-home gifts for my friends. This year I made White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies because they’re not only super tasty but easy to layer too. I wanted to share this holiday recipe for your next cookie exchange, or maybe your next craving. 
 
Cranberry white chocolate chip oatmeal cookie mix in four jars
I love baking during the holidays. A few more favorite Christmas cookie recipes are these Apricot Tarts, Hazelnut Crescents, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Cups.
cookies on a white platter with holly and berries in the background

How To Make White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies 

Makes  24 cookies

cranberry hootycreeks gift jarIngredients:
  • 1 cup unbleached white wheat flour, divided in half
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Directions:
Layer the ingredients in a 1-liter jar, starting with half of the flour, then add the oats, top with remaining flour, and layering remaining ingredients in the order listed.
Attach a tag with the following instructions:

Cranberry Hootycreeks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, beat together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg (room temperature), and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until fluffy.
 

butter, vanilla and egg mixed in a stand mixer

Add the entire jar of ingredients, and mix together by hand until well blended.
Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets.
 
Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges start to brown.
Cool on baking sheets, or remove to cool on wire racks.
freshly baked cranberry oatmeal cookies
I’ve included a Printable Holiday Instruction Tag to attach to the mix! Just punch a hole at the top and attach it with ribbon.
holiday gift tag for cookies
holiday gift tag for cookies with instructions for baking
 
And, of course, everyone needs a goodie bag to take home. 😉
Cookie exchange party ideas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
gifts for cookie partyOur amazing cookie spread…
Cookie spread from my annual holiday cookie exchange
 

How To Quickly Soften Butter For Baking

For those days when you forget to pull out the butter to soften before baking, and we’ve all been there, there’s a quick and easy microwave method to achieve the perfect texture. Place the butter in a microwave-safe dish and heat on 30% power for 15 seconds.

side view of cookies on a platter with layered cookie jar mix in background

overhead photo of platter of cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

A festive holiday cookie recipe made with rolled oats, white chocolate chips, dried cranberries and pecans layered in a jar for a homemade holiday gift.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Amee

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour divided in half
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

Layer the ingredients in a 1-liter jar, starting with half of the flour, then add the oats, top with remaining flour, and layering remaining ingredients in the order listed.

    Attach a tag with the following instructions:

    • Cranberry Hootycreeks
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    • In a medium bowl, beat together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg (room temperature), and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until fluffy.
    • Add the entire jar of ingredients, and mix together until well blended.
    • Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheets.
    • Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges start to brown.
    • Cool on baking sheets, or remove to cool on wire racks.

    Notes

    *Makes about 2 dozen cookies.  Nutrition info is for jar ingredients only.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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    4 Comments

    1. I love the look of these cookies! I’ve never put craberries in a cookie before, but I think I need to start with these! YUM! Thank you for linking up with #FooddieFridays this week!

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