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Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

Because Squirrel and I ate our way through Frankenstorm and consumed an entire 9-by-13 casserole dish of chicken pot pie (didn’t want that baby going to waste in case the electricity went out), I felt it was time to create and eat something healthy. So, naturally, I made Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies.

Healthy snacking cookies. They’re full of whole wheat flour, oats, cranberries, pecans, greek yogurt, and a sprinkling of white chocolate chips. Any time I’m in the mood for a snack, I reach for one two (don’t want the other hand to get jealous) of these hearty cookies.

No cookie remorse happening at the last bite of these cookies.

In this house, I have to sneak healthy ingredients into the recipes I make. If my husband doesn’t know that the food is healthy, you won’t hear a peep out of him. He’ll eat it as if nothing ever happened. My theory is what my husband doesn’t know won’t hurt him. So I sneak a few veggies, whole wheat, and yogurt into some dishes. He can’t eat meat all the time (or could he).

He ate these Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies and was none the wiser. He even said they were really good. Ha! I tricked him. My husband is proof that healthy can be delicious. Indulge all you want, honey, they’re good for you (insert evil laugh here).

Go ahead, have two. Enjoy!

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

Yield: 20-24 cookies

Total Time: 22 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes


  • 1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room-temperature
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the yogurt and whisk to combine. Add the eggs one a time, mixing well after each addition. Whisk in the vanilla and lemon zest.
  4. Fold in the dry ingredients with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  5. Fold in the pecans, cranberries, and white chocolate chips.
  6. Using a cookie scoop or teaspoon, scoop the dough onto the baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
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25 Responses to “Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies”

  1. #
    Lorrip — November 15, 2012 at 5:29 am

    They look delicious. Definitely will make these to take to Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for the recipe.


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    Becky — November 15, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Love these cookies, and all of the flavors. I have never added Greek yogurt to cookies, so I can’t wait to try these. Pinning!


  3. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — November 15, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Oh my! These cookies look so scrumptious, I won’t stop thinking about them until they appear on my plate! Love!!


  4. #
    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — November 15, 2012 at 11:27 am

    These are my moms favorite Christmas cookie!!! Well kinda… Minus the Greek yogurt. But in sure she will love this recipe even more than her old standard because of the Greek yogurt!


  5. #
    [email protected] — November 15, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I’m thinking these would make a good breakfast, Jennie! :)


  6. #
    Jenn and Seth — November 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    love these! i wish i had some right now to snack on!


  7. #
    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — November 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Ooh, they look so hearty and delicious! Dried cranberries are totally superior to raisins in cookies, in my humble opinion. :)


  8. #
    Sunithi — November 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    These are Divine ! Love them … all those flavors ! Mmmm want :)


  9. #
    Susan — November 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Here I was ready to go make one of your muffins for your feature post and then you go and post these! Cookies. I love cookies! I can’t resist cookies and these are really good looking cookies! Decisions. Decisions.


  10. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 15, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Healthy snacking cookies? Uh YES PLEASE! I’ve been rummaging through the entire office looking for snacks! I totally wish I had a batch of these now!


  11. #
    movita beaucoup — November 15, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    White chocolate and cranberries should get married.

    Enough said.


  12. #
    Meghan — November 15, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Healthy snacking cookies? Count me in girl! These look awesome and now I really can eat cookies for breakfast :)


  13. #
    Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen — November 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    It’s hard to believe these are healthy too:) They look scrumptiously addicting for sure!


  14. #
    Sarah — November 16, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Did you come up with this recipe just for me Jennie for my diet? Awww that is so sweet. I love you too!


  15. #
    what katie's baking — November 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    ahhh i love desserts i can feel good about eating! :)


  16. #
    Laura — November 17, 2012 at 12:49 am

    These look wonderful. Did you use low fat or whole fat Greek yogurt?


    • Jennie replied November 17th, 2012 at 8:14 am

      Laura, I used nonfat Greek yogurt.


  17. #
    kale — November 17, 2012 at 1:34 am

    totally get it; it’s not good to have jealous hands. ;)
    delicious cookie recipe!


  18. #
    Ronja @ a dash of faith — November 17, 2012 at 4:29 am

    These look delicious! There can never be enough of healthy cookies that don’t taste like they’re healthy.


  19. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — November 17, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Yayyyy cookies! My favorite health food!


  20. #
    Terra — November 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    LOL! Tricking your hubby is too funny! BUT I have to say, anyone would probably love those cookies, they sound fantastic! I am a oatmeal cookie fan:-) Hugs, Terra


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    shannon — November 17, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    i love these! i agree – white chocolate and cranberries SHOULD get married. i love that these are healthy, too. then i don’t feel so bad when i “accidentally” eat 5 of them.


  22. #
    Laura Dembowski — November 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I love how thick those cookies are! It’s also great that they don’t look healthy even though they are!


  23. #
    Veronica — August 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm


    Thank you for the recipes. It inspired me to make a modified version mainly because of lack of ingredients ;).
    The results were so good that I decided to post it on my blog ( off course I am giving you full credit for the recipe :)

    Thank you again :)




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