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Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

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It has been super busy around here these past few days, cleaning up from Thanksgiving. Katie has been staying with me since Thanksgiving day. Katie and grandma have been best buddies, hanging out together. Grandma has her own TV room and Katie has been in there watching cartoons and snuggling with grandma, it’s the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen. They are like two little girlfriends watching cartoons and eating treats. I must admit I’d never thought this would be a memory I would have with my mom. Lol!

Katie and I made some cookies, Oatmeal Cranberry. It is actually a recipe from my big brother Jim. I can honestly say I never dreamed I would be recipe swapping with my big strong brother, but we are. He is retired now and has taken up cooking for himself and his wife who still works full time. Isn’t that sweet?

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sucanat/sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 - 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup cranberries

Put the butter into a large bowl.


Mix in brown sugar and sucanat/sugar.


Add eggs and vanilla.


Slowly add flour.


Mix in baking soda, cinnamon and salt.


Slowly mix in oats.

Add Cranberries. You can see Katie’s finger trying to sneak in for a taste in the first picture… ” Sorry Katie raw eggs!”


Use a tablespoon to form cookie balls.

Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 F. oven for 8 -9 minutes for chewy and 10 – 11 minutes for crispy.


I love these cookies. They are simple to make and delicious to eat 🙂

16 thoughts on “Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies”

  1. Nina says:

    I like everything with oat meal – your cookies look very delicious! I love the pictures of Kate baking – so sweet!

  2. Judy Haughton-James says:

    I am sure these biscuits are delicious Diane! Looks yummy.

  3. Kendra says:

    These cookies look absolutely delicioso! I can’t wait to try the recipe! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Becca says:

    These sound DELICIOUS! I recently made cranberry granola, and I’m sure these would taste somewhat similar. I must pin! Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble 🙂

  5. Kathy Moody says:

    I love cranberries, and this sounds fabulous!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. 🙂

  6. Winnie says:

    These look sooooooo good and they’re so easy-to-make!
    I wonder if I could use dried cranberries, as we don’t have here fresh-ones

  7. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    Oatmeal Cranberry is one of my favorite seasonal cookies, these look delicious! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. kristy @ Gastronomical Sovereignty says:

    what festive cookies!

    thank you for sharing with us at the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up! I hope to see you again this week with more seasonal & fresh/real food posts. xo, kristy

  9. April @ The 21st Century Housewife says:

    Your cookies look delicious – and it looks like it was fun making them too! This is a nice healthy recipe – it sounds like your brother Jim is a great cook too 🙂

  10. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    Mmm, I bet those are DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  11. Katherines Corner says:

    Sweet, sweet, memory making! thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.xo

  12. HungryLittleGirl says:

    First of all I am an oatmeal addict and love everything oatmeal! But I also love how thick they are and the ingredient combo. Just printed this – they will be made this week 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there again this week with more deliciousness 🙂

  13. Michelle says:

    These are my favorite type of cookie 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful rest of the week

  14. Lisa says:

    These cookies look SO good! And it is totally cool that you got the recipe from your brother! 😉 Thank you so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope to see you again this week.

  15. Gaye @ CalmHealthySexy says:

    These look delicious. Did you use dried or fresh cranberries? I was thinking dried, and the picture looks like dried, but one of the commenters mentioned fresh. So now I’m not sure.

    1. Diane says:

      I used dried 🙂

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