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Cranberry, Pistachio and White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry, Pistachio and White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I just realized that there weren't that many days left before the holidays and that there was still a lot to do. Among the things to do was some holiday baking. While I was thinking about what I wanted to make this year my eyes kept wandering to a bar of white chocolate that I had picked up on sale a while ago and I kept thinking about my favorite cookies, the white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies. Inspiration hit and I decided to try a holiday version of the cookies where the macadamia nuts were replace with some green pistachios and I added some red cranberries for some holiday colours. I had also been wanting to try adding some rolled oats to a batch of cookies and it was the perfect time. These cookies took a bit longer to make as I had to shell the pistachios but other than that they took almost no time at all. The cranberry, pistachio and white chocolate oatmeal cookies turned out great! The were slightly crisp on the edges and nice and soft on the inside. They were just packed full of great flavours and textures from the crunchy nuts to the chewy cranberries to the creamy white chocolate. The rolled oats seems to disappear from the outside but you could still see them on the inside and they also added a nice chewy texture to the cookies. These cookies are going to disappear quickly!

Cranberry, Pistachio and White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry, Pistachio and White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

White chocolate chip cookies with with rolled oats, tangy dried red cranberries and creamy green pistachios.


Servings: 12-24 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/8 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup dried pistachios
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate, coarsely chopped
Directions
  1. Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl.
  2. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in another bowl.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet.
  5. Mix in the rolled oats, cranberries, pistachios and white chocolate.
  6. Place the dough onto a cookie sheet one table spoon at a time.
  7. Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.

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88 comments:

Hayley said...

Kevin these look delicious! I love the addition of cranberries, I tend to put them in everything.

Jeanine said...

There is no way those cookies are making it all the way to Christmas, Kevin. Love the green & red, how festive. :)

Sara said...

those look awesome! i want to see more of your baking talents- in particular, a cupcake post! for real!

Bunny said...

You did a wonderful job Kevin! This is a great combination, I don't think I would have thought of it, I'm glad you did!

biz319 said...

YUMM! That's almost like my Christmas biscotti!

Do you think I could add white chips to biscotti due to the baking time required? Love to know your thoughts!

Marjie said...

The pistachios add a surprising green color - looks great!

Kevin said...

biz319: I was thinking of dipping the biscotti in white chocolate after baking or drizzling them with white chocolate.

Amy said...

Those look yummy!

Sharon said...

Wow, that looks so good! I want one so badly now! Mmmm.. cookies!

katie said...

Amazing photos!!! Great job and the cookies sound delicious.

Elra said...

I love the combination of pistachio and chocolate, and the cranberry will sure add nice flavor to it.

Rita said...

It is the red and green season!! The cookies look so good!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! cookies Kevin...I have been waiting for you to start baking...these look fab!!!

lovely...

send me a box!!!

Hugs
Diana

Heather said...

wow! those look delicious! i love all the flavors!! i haven't had pistachios in so long. i'm inspired :) and i love the festive holiday colors!

Lori said...

I love the pistachio/cranberry combo. It goes so well together. Those cookies look delicious. Lots of texture and color.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What perfect cookies! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Nina Timm said...

I love all the interesting bits and bobs you have added here! Bring on the coffee!!!!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

These cookies sound amazing! Love all the ingredients!

Cakebrain said...

Great looking colours and fantastic ingredients for a pretty Christmassy looking cookie!

Pearlsofeast said...

Oh my god they look delicious. Superb combination Kevin.

Manggy said...

Yay! Kevin's started baking holiday treats! White chocolate? Swoon!

Holler said...

These look really good Kevin and the photos are gorgeous!

HoneyB said...

I love the cranberry, white chocolate addition and pistachios just make it even more holiday!p

Happy cook said...

Wow thatis indeed a very very delciious cookie.
I have to google to se what rolled oats is. I have seen few bloggers using them. Are they the same oats we use for making porridge

mizuki said...

oh wow ... those look delicious!!

Lynnylu said...

As I browse through all your recipes, there's not one that I wouldn't make. They all sound wonderful and the photos are so bright and colorful.These cookies are perfect for Christmas.

Steph said...

Those cookies look so yummy! I can't wait to start my holiday baking.

Debbie said...

I am a "cookie" person and yours look great.....

VeggieGirl said...

LOOOOVE PISTACHIOS!!! And cranberries, and white chocolate, and oatmeal...

OhioMom said...

I will have a few of these :), they look and sound great!

Kevin said...

Happy cook: Yes rolled oats are the same as the ones used in porridge, though not the quick or instant varieties.

Rachel said...

hi there........love to check you site often cause you always have very nice and interesting reciepes. I am quite new to blogger and have just started blogging some of my reciepes. So if you want to have a look its www.rachelsfoodheaven.blogspot.com Take care for now :D:D

Cheryl said...

I love Pistachio's and in a cookie, I had no idea. I must make these!

elly said...

I love pistachios in anything. These look great. The pics are beautiful!

Passionate About Baking said...

My fave combibation Kevin...great to see cookies in the closet!!

Maria said...

The perfect holiday cookie!

Deborah said...

Your photos on this one are amazing!! And what a great cookie!

chriesi said...

These look very yummy!

lisaiscooking said...

Sounds like a great combination! I love white chocolate.

Marysol said...

Kevin, your delicious cookies spell C-h-r-i-s-t-m-a-s to me. Wonderful idea.

Katrina said...

Yum and so festive! I really need to get some pistacios!

sunita said...

Kevin, those cookies are to die for :-)

mycookinghut said...

I love cookies.. especially the combination of cranberry & pistachio!!

Pam said...

Great combination. I've had cranberry and pistachio, the addition of the white chocolate is fabulous!

Dawn said...

oh those are perfect! what a perfect photo!

Lisa said...

I don't eat cookies very often, but I sure would like to try one of these. I've been so busy, I don't think there is going to be much holiday baking for me this year.

Melissa said...

What a delicious combination!

soulchocolate said...

Cranberries and pistachios are my favorite fruit and nut! Lovely fruit nut combination and amazing photograph! I could eat a whole jar of these yummy treats!!!!

ttfn300 said...

fantastic!! i was just thinking of something like this with cherries instead of the cranberries :)

Olga said...

This cookie seems to be getting around :)
I can see why: it sounds awesome.

Beachlover said...

Kevin,this cookies look great especially with pistachio..Thanks for sharing at this baking season!!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Those would be gone in a heartbeat if they were sitting in front of me!

homecooked said...

Wow....this looks wonderful!

Helene said...

What a great inspiration you add. I love the look of your cookies.

Alexa said...

These cookies are made with some of my favorite ingredients. They'll make a great holiday gift.

meeso said...

Wish I could sit with a warm plateful and eat till I'm sick... looks too good!

janelle said...

YUM. I love chunks and chewies and crunches all tucked into the same cookie. Sigh. And holiday cheer too---just in time!

Urban Explorette said...

Oh goodness those cookies look good! I might have to try this recipe!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

wow! finally some cookies from you Kevin! I love how they looked! I bet you need to mak a new batch for the holidays!

Second Thought said...

tried them, and they turned out great! thanks for the idea!

purposeful wanderer said...

seriously?!?!?!? this is ridiculous and now i need to go and by pistachios and oatmeal.

p.s. i hit "next blog" all the time when i'm bored and this is by far the best accidental discovery i have made.

Xeyedmary said...

Dude- I just made these for a cookie swap this week- they came out awesome! Great combination of flavors. One question:
the pistachios I used happened to be unsalted (dry roasted but in the shell- my fingers are killing me!), and I'm happy with the results, but should I have used the salted kind? Thanks!

Kevin said...

Xeyedmary: Either the salted or the unsalted should work well.

janetching said...

Hi Kevin, thanks for your comments in my blog and hence great to discover your blog. Your blog is great and your cookies look delish too! It's interesting to read your profile how it gets you to do so much cooking these days and your dishes are fab!

Jaime said...

what a great flavor combination. love the photos - great plating

Jeanne said...

I've been meaning to make choc chip cranberry cookies for the longest time - I think I've just found my recipe :)

MJ said...

I stumbled upon your blog as I was searching for a recipe like this & I liked how "chunky" the cookies looked. I used your recipe along with about 5 others (I love baking & part of my "job" is to bring a huge tray of a variety of desserts to both xmas eve & xmas day) & I'm happy to tell you that these cookies were the firts to disappear...they got RAVE reviews! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I just made these, OMG YUM!
Substituted mini morsels for white chocolate. I didn't have enough of regular cranberries, used part orange flavored cranberries. The tiny bit of orange taste was a nice contrast to the chocolate.

Janie said...

Wondering if I could use fresh chopped cranberries in place of the dried.

Kevin said...

Janie: I have never tried with fresh cranberries before, but I imagine that it would work. If you try it, I would love to hear how they were!

Melpy said...

Thanks Kevin! These came out beautifully :) I made 8 batches of cookies for Christmas and yours were some of the best.

Abaigeal said...

These were AMAZING. Some of the best cookies I've ever had. Thank you!!!

dining room tables said...

These oatmeal cookies looked so delicious to me. I want to try this one! I really can't wait!

Jessica said...

I just made these today. They are so, so, so good. Possibly a new favorite cookie! Thank you so much for the recipe.

buy rift platinum said...

WoW! this really looks luscious.. can't wait to try this one.=)

Jenny said...

Getting ready to make these and just realized I can't find a serving size? How many dozen does this make? I'm trying to figure out if I need to double recipe or not. Did I miss it in your post? Thanks!

Kevin said...

Jenny: You should get somewhere between 12-24 cookies depending on how big you make them. I normally get about 16 with the size shown in the photos. I have updated the recipe to include this info. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Made these tonight and so glad I did! I am saving my white chocolate chips for another recipe, so I substituted semi-sweet instead and they are still tasty. I also made them slightly smaller so I can share with more friends during this Christmas season. Thank you for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

I just tried this! I got about 26 cookies... The first batch at 10 mins was still quite soft inside. So I flattened the 2nd batch of cookies so that it bakes evenly. Well, in any case, it was a bit too sweet for me... even though I reduced the white sugar to 1/4 cup! I would suggest a total of 1/2 cup sugar (1/4 cup brown + less than 1/4 cup white)... and no more... and then it would be perrrfect!! Unless you have a super sweet tooth!

sarappe said...

I made these wonderful cookies three times over the past few days. My mother--who has pretty particular tastes when it comes to sweets and dessert--loved them. She really encouraged me to bake more right away! I did two batches exactly according to the recipe, and they turned out perfectly. I also did a third batch with rolled oats, pistachios, toasted coconut, and toffee bits. These were a big hit with our guests, too. Thanks for the fantastic recipe!

Kevin said...

sarappe: Glad you enjoyed them! I like the sound of the coconut and toffee version!

sammijean said...

So, I will admit, I was a little hesitant on making these because I wasn't sure how well the combination of flavors went together - but how dare I ever not trust you on flavor combinations! I pulled them out of the oven and 5 minutes later recieved a text message from my sister that stated "amazing cookie!!" She apparently swiped one while walking out the door without my knowledge but loved it so much she couldn't wait to tell me, and my mother - the queen of pistachio flavored items was deeply upset I only made two dozen.

These flavors paired so well together, I can't wait to make all of your other white chocolate, pistachio and cranberry combinations!

Edna Siu said...

Kevin, I have a question for you. I am not a baker before but lately I have some leisure time- after being a working wife and mom - finally I am "free" from everyday hustle and bustle, I lately start to have a great interest in making some elegant food and enjoy the sweet results. As I encounter oatmeal cookies, I am confused with instant oat, quick oat, rolled oat . . .. When I go to supermarket and look for the "specified" oat of the recipes, I cannot find them, there are nothing exactly the same on the shelves. And I am disappointed, even I have the recipe, I cannot be sure what can I substitute the oats with one and other. Can you give me a good lesson explaining what are the difference between them and how they are working the best in certain recipe? I am very appreciated for your identifying them for me. Thanks in anticipation.

Kevin Lynch said...

Edna Siu: Basically the difference is the thickness going from instant oats to quick oats to rolled oats with instant being the thinnest and rolled being the thickest. Because instant is so thin it cooks faster and it will disintegrate sooner, loosing its texture and shape, where rolled oats take longer to cook and generally maintain texture and shape. I usually use rolled oats in recipes like this because I want to be able to see and feel the oats in the cookie but if you were trying to hide the fact that they are in there you could go with instant or quick as you probably won't be able to see them in the final cookie.

Edna Siu said...

Thank you so much for the explanation, what I like about oats is their texture. I love to buy oatmeal cookies just because I like chewing them along with the crispy edge but soft center. I eat granola in my cereals mixing with dry fruit and seeds as well. I am living in BC, Canada, We have a local supermarket called "Superstore", but I cannot find rolled oats at all. I wonder if they have different names for the rolled oats, We have Walmart, but there is nothing as well. I am confused. Is there any one baking oatmeal cookies anymore. Just laugh out loud. Thanks so much, I happen to find your blog from Pinterest, I subscribe and won't be missing your lovely recipes,

Kevin Lynch said...

Edna Siu: You might find rolled oats under the name old fashioned oats. If you have a bulk store, thy might have them there as well. I like the texture that a bit of rolled oats adds to a more traditional chocolate chip cookies recipe like this one.

Elle said...

I just made these cookies - they were very tasty, but also very cake-like. From your description, I think they should have turned out more chewy. Do you see any "red flags" about what I could be doing wrong? (I scoured the internet for an answer, but am getting a lot of conflicting information!).

Kevin Lynch said...

Elle: Yes, these cookies should be more on the moist and chewy side rather than cakey. A lot of factors can contribute to this from over mixing, to the altitude, to measuring the flour out when it is 'packed' rather than loose, to the type of pan. One quick fix would be to reduce the amount of flour by a tablespoon or two.

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