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Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies have a combination of sweet chocolate and tart cranberries in a chewy oatmeal cookie. It’s a delicious Christmas cookie that you can enjoy year round!

If you loved these cookies, try my Chocolate Crinkle Cookies next!

Stack of cranberry chocolate chip cookies.
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Why I Love This Recipe

  • Sweet and Tart – The tart cranberries and semi-sweet chocolate chips are a winning combination.
  • Perfect for the Holidays – Cranberry is an iconic holiday flavor, making this cookie perfect for Christmas cookie trays.
  • They Freeze Beautifully – Make these cookies in advance and save them for the holidays.


The ingredients are simple and what you’d typically expect in a basic cookie recipe.

  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • All-purpose flour
  • Rolled oats
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Dried cranberries

How To Make Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and set aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar in another bowl until creamy, then beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and cranberries.
  • Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto silicone mat-lined cookie sheets and bake at 350℉ for 8-10 minutes.
Two bowls, one with oats and flour, and the other with a light tan mixture and an egg.
Bowl with cookie dough, chocolate chips and cranberries.
Lined cookie sheet with scoops of cookie dough.


Can you use fresh, whole cranberries?

No, that wouldn’t be the same thing. They would be very bitter and tart rather than add a sweetness to the cookies.

How do you freeze cookies?

This type of cookies does really well in the freezer! Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and store in a freezer container. They will remain fresh for at least 6 months, sometimes up to a year.


Store cookies in an airtight container. They will remain fresh for 3-4 days at room temperature or up to 6 months (or longer) in the freezer.

Pro Tips

  • Add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon with the flour to elevate the flavor.
  • For thicker cookies that are less likely to spread, refrigerate for 20-30 minutes after scooping and before baking.
  • For evenly sized cookies, use a cookie scoop.
Chocolate chip cranberry cookies on a cooling rack and a small bowl of cranberries.

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Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies have a combo of sweet chocolate and tart cranberries in a chewy oatmeal cookie, perfect for any cookie tray.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 36 cookies


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats, if desired, and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla until mixture is light in color and fluffy.
  • Slowly add flour mixture and stir to combine.
  • Gently stir in chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
  • Place heaping tablespoons of dough about 2” apart on the prepared cookie sheets. (I like to use a cookie scoop for evenly sized cookies.)
  • Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool slightly on cookie sheets before transferring to cooling racks to cool completely.


White chocolate chips can be substituted in. They are the perfect pairing for cranberries!


Calories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 141mgPotassium: 57mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 173IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of “Yellow Bliss Road” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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