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Oatmeal White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

When I love someone, I bake these cookies for them. When someone does something nice for me, like take me on a 3 hour free surf lesson, I bake them these cookies. When someone is having a bad day, they get these cookies, wrapped in paper with the best words I can think of to brighten their day. These are those kind of cookies. Bake some right away, save a couple for yourself, and then promptly give them away unless you want to eat them all in one sitting. I have seen it happen.

Oatmeal White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Servings: 36 servings
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Nutritional Info: 88.6 calories, 10.5g3.2g
of fat, 13.7g of carbohydrates, 1.2g of fiber, 1.2g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 2 *


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats (not instant)
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 ounces white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  2. Using a large bowl, cream the sugar, butter, brown sugar, and applesauce using an electric mixer or by hand.
  3. Then add the vanilla extract and egg and mix until well combined. Add the cinnamon, baking soda, salt and flours. Mix well.
  4. Fold in the oatmeal. Then when it seems like the dough can barely hold anything else, fold in the cranberries and white chocolate. The dough will seem loose, but you will press it together when forming the cookies.
  5. Take the dough and roll about 36 1-inch balls. Place them 3 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes, until the edges and bottom start to crisp.
  6. Give them to your favorite person, or stuff some low fat ice cream between two and enjoy by yourself in the kitchen, like me.

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9 Response to Oatmeal White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

  1. Sil on July 30, 2012

    Hi! I love your blog! I noticed you do not call out egg beaters – is there a reason? Have you tried this recipe w/egg beaters? Also, have you tried this w/applesauce instead of the butter?

    Thank you!

    • Kristen on July 30, 2012

      I love Egg Beaters, I just usually don’t buy them and tend to either use whole eggs or egg whites. However in baking sometimes you have to be careful because egg beaters can change the consistency of the cookie and make them a but more chewy. However either way I bet they would be delish.

  2. Kay on July 30, 2012

    I’m curious about the brand of white chocolate you use in these cookies. Every brand I’ve found shows hydrogenated fat (trans fats) in the list of ingredients. Trans fats are harmful and so I avoid them. I would love to make these cookies. Would like to know if you’ve found a white chocolate without trans fats. Thanks!

    • Kristen on July 30, 2012

      I use the ones from Whole Foods, not sure if there are trans fats or not, but I am guessing their are not.

  3. Sandy on July 30, 2012

    Well, I don’t know about the trans fat in the white chocolate chips I used to bake these this afternoon, but… SHUT UP!!!…these cookies are fantastic!
    Just happened to have all the ingrediants on hand, so baked a batch for the one I love most…my husband. And he couldn’t stop eating them! They are just lovely cookies and supernaturally good! Thanks for the recipe, Kristen!

  4. Ann on September 8, 2012

    We loved the first batch cooked last week.We are retired,eating healthy and trying to cut back on expenses so we can spend more having fun and supporting the needy.I have tried several healthy cookie recipes .None compare to this.We enjoy as a healthy snack with coffee or hot green tea.I cooked the amount I needed refrigerated the rest .It kept very good except I noticed it was dryer the third time I use .I added about one to two Tablespoons of applesauce and it was perfect.
    I did leave the chocolate out just my choice .I used half splenda instead of all sugar.Light brown sugar .
    I would love for you to share if you have made it more healthy .
    I thought of egg sub. Or just egg whites .
    Happy eating !

  5. AJ on November 21, 2012

    Awh, you made my favorite cookies! :)

  6. Rachel on March 3, 2013

    Love the recipe! Recommending it to my family and friends! Keep submitting more tasty recipes for we weight watcher junkies!

  7. Carrie on November 20, 2013

    I was wondering if you were to skip the choc chips and cranberries will that impact the points plus value or not.


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