Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Enjoy these Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies with a cold glass of milk this season. Trust me, you’ll want to eat them all at once!

Enjoy these Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies this season with a cold glass of milk. This easy cookie recipe is the perfect way to celebrate Fall!

Growing up, my mom made the best oatmeal raisin cookies. In fact, she was kinda sorta known for it. Every time she would make them, my dad would poke his head in the kitchen and ask her what she was making (actually, he does that any time anyone is in the kitchen, ha. Hi, pops!).

Oatmeal raisin cookies, HELL YES.

Since I was a kid, I’ve watched my mom run the kitchen and make our family delicious food. Whether she’s baking or cooking, she knows how to make your tastebuds happy.

She’s taught me so much about cooking, and I can only hope to make food as good as hers!

BUT I GOTTA SAY, PEOPLE. These here oatmeal cookies come pretty darn close to mom’s.

I’m not sure when I became a cowboy from an old Western flick, BUT YER DARN TOOTIN’ THEMS ARE GOOD COOKIES.

Enjoy these Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies this season with a cold glass of milk. This easy cookie recipe is the perfect way to celebrate Fall!

I love making food with the changing seasons. If you’re ready for a certain season to arrive, the best way to force it upon your household is to make food that is traditionally served in that respective season. Let’s just say September 1st hit and my house already smelled like pumpkin and cinnamon. Partly thanks to my Bath and Body Works candles that make my room look like I’ve got a seance going on, and the food in the kitchen.

These cookies are ridiculously easy, and I can promise you you’ll have to actively stop yourself from eating the whole batch.

They’re

Warm

Spicy

Sweet

Moist

Soft on the inside

Hard on the outside

Enjoy these Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies this season with a cold glass of milk. This easy cookie recipe is the perfect way to celebrate Fall!

Recipe tips:

  • If you prefer to have a less rustic-looking cookie, I recommend leaving out the walnuts, OR chopping the walnuts into a super fine texture. Walnuts add such a great flavor component, but if you don’t chop them enough, they can make your cookies a bit crumbly.
  • If you don’t like cranberries, you can easily sub raisins or any dried fruit in to replace them.
  • If you are gluten-free, be sure to use gluten-free oats (as I’m sure you know), and replace all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend (make sure it contains xanthan gum).

Enjoy these Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies this season with a cold glass of milk. This easy cookie recipe is the perfect way to celebrate Fall!

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24 cookies
Ingredients
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet(s).
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and baking soda. Stir until well-combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine coconut oil, syrup, egg, egg white, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well-combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until well-combined.
  5. Fold in cranberries and walnuts. Stir to combine.
  6. Using a cookie scooper (or your hands), scoop out about balls of dough 1½ inch in diameter. Place on the cookie sheet and lightly press down each ball with your hands to flatten a bit. The cookies don't rise too much, so however you place them on the sheet will resemble what they look like after being baked.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
 

Enjoy these Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies this season with a cold glass of milk. This easy cookie recipe is the perfect way to celebrate Fall!

 

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Enjoy these Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies this season with a cold glass of milk. This easy cookie recipe is the perfect way to celebrate Fall!

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Comments

  1. says

    Heck yes these look fantastic!! I’m all about dried cranberries in cookies for sure.
    Honestly I had to really learn how to cook from scratch on my own. Still totally learning, I much prefer baking–which I am sure you already knew 😉 And I learned how to bake from my best friend, we grew up testing different recipes from allrecipes.com since we were probably 13. My parents just weren’t really home cooks until later on. My dad loves getting creative in the kitchen now, but growing up it was whatever worked because there was so many of us :-p

  2. says

    My dad was the cook in our family, and my mom was more a “Do you want McDonalds or Taco Bell for dinner tonight?” kinda gal ;D But I learned basic things because my dad always made me watch him in the kitchen. He wanted me to be able to have simple things like pancakes, eggs, hot dogs n beans, etc down if I ever needed to make them myself. It may seem really small, but it was the baby steps for me!
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  3. says

    I love walnuts and cranberries in oatmeal cookies!! Oatmeal raisin cookies were my favorite cookie my mom made growing up too;) These look amazing!!

  4. Amanda Howard says

    These look AMAZING and so going to try them out this weekend! I will be hopeless stopping at 1, that’s for sure! 😋

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