Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on by on March 27th, 2011 | 17 Comments »

The beginning of another week is here and as I get back into my normal routine after last weeks crazy events I thought something home baked was in order.

Oatmeal cookies were never my go to cookie for baking or for eating. I stuck with chocolate chip usually and my favorite rainbow cookie if I was in a bakery. However my husband put in a request for oatmeal cookies. 

I always found the typical oatmeal raisin cookie kind of boring. So by adding dark chocolate chips and dried cranberries I thought I could fancy things up a bit. I also substituted the normal 2 cups of white flour for 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour to 1/2 cup white flour. I also used vegetable oil in place of butter. Trying to keep it healthy over here and all.

The result was pretty delicious I may say. It didn’t hurt that they took about 35 minutes total to make from start to finish.


1/2 Cup Whole-Wheat Flour
1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
2/3 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 1/2  Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
1/3 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
1/3 Cup Dried Cranberries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together flours and baking powder and set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, egg, and vanilla.
Add flours and stir to combine.
Mix in oats chocolate and dried cranberries.
Roll dough into balls (about a large Tablespoon worth) place dough on baking sheet lined with parchment paper, 1 1/2 inches apart.
Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
Cool completely. (Though I like to eat them still a little warm out of the oven!)

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  1. Posted on: 3-27-2011

    Delicious and so pretty! Wonderful photos too!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-28-2011

      Thank you Sandra!

  2. Posted on: 3-28-2011

    Hmmm… Milk please! Just kidding. I’ve been wanting to bake cookies (but I’m not a baker so I can’t bake nice cookies like you), but my weight has been going up and I’ve been reluctant. But looking at these cookies, it’s so hard to resist. I guess this week I’ll bake cookies. Ha! =D

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-28-2011

      Nami- These cookies are super easy and to keep calories down I’ve made them with a full cup of whole wheat and half the amount of chocolate chips and they were still really yummy and low in calories!

  3. Posted on: 3-28-2011

    Yum! I love how full these are of chips and cranberrys.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-29-2011

      Thank you!

  4. Posted on: 3-28-2011

    Chocolate and cranberry is such a delicious combination. Those cookies look scrumptious!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-29-2011

      Thank you!! They are!

  5. Posted on: 3-28-2011

    Wonderful flavor combination. Love these.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-29-2011

      Thanks!! 🙂

  6. Posted on: 3-29-2011

    Cookies! Fast, good and healthy. Can’t beat that combo. Liked how you stacked up the cookies.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-29-2011

      Fast, good and healthy is always great! I need to figure out how to make more recipes that follow those 3 guidelines!

  7. Posted on: 3-29-2011

    I adore oatmeal cookies and this is a wonderful recipe. How can you beat oatmeal, chocolate and dried cranberries!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-29-2011

      Thanks Krisit! Chocolate and dried cranberries is definitely a GREAT combo!

  8. Posted on: 3-31-2011

    Those look absolutely delicious!!! I adore oatmeal raisin cookies, but I can only imagine how fabulous those taste! I can’t wait to try these!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 3-31-2011

      They are really wonderful! They dont last very long in this house when I make a batch!

  9. Posted on: 5-6-2011

    These look amazing, a hearty oatmeal cookie with all kinds of good stuff in there. I like that you added some whole wheat flour (adds such a nice flavor). Thanks for sharing. I am enjoying your adventures through your other website as well (you two are adorable!).

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