Cranberry Oatmeal Pecan White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Fun, festive, and oh-so tasty, these cranberry oatmeal pecan white chocolate chip cookies are a must-make this holiday season. A satisfying and hearty cookie, they embody the taste of Christmas.
Well Christmas season is upon us, folks. How did that happen? Every year I think I have all the time in the world, and every year it surprises me that Christmas season is already come and gone before you know it. It’s been quite the year and I want to make this Christmas a memorable one for my family. Our Thanksgiving plans were foiled because of sickness so I’m hoping to be able to do some fun things with my boys for Christmas.
Of course Christmas baking is always a tradition I love. And every year I try to make a new-to-us cookie. Recently I’ve been embracing fresh cranberries. I made this cranberry kuchen a few weeks ago and decided we needed cranberry cookies in our lives too. There’s just something so yummy (and festive!) about fresh cranberries…I can’t get enough. It’s funny because I don’t ever remember my mom making things with fresh cranberries growing up. Well things are different for my boys…I hope they’ll remember the tastiness of tart cranberries in their childhood. 🙂
I know I’ve never made a cookie with fresh cranberries in it before. So this was a bit different. This cookie is actually chockfull of all kinds of goodies–oatmeal, pecans (or you can use walnuts), white chocolate…goodness in every bite. Because of the added oatmeal, you can almost eat this cookie as a quick on-the-go breakfast–it’s super hearty and filling! It would pair nicely with a steaming cup of Joe…I’m just sayin’. 😉
I used both butter as well as Golden Barrel coconut oil. Each fat brings its own unique perspective to the cookie. Butter, because you can’t beat its flavor, but coconut oil to make the cookie nice and chewy. The combination is the best of both worlds.
These cranberry oatmeal pecan white chocolate chip cookies would be the perfect addition to a Christmas platter of cookies for friends and family. Try adding them to your baking this year–you won’t be disappointed!