Simple, wholesome oatmeal cookies full of wintertime treats! These Cranberry Pecan White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies have a sweet surprise in every bite.
I have a favourite time of day. When dinner is over and the kitchen is tidy, we relax on the couch to either read or watch TV . . . with a cookie. These cranberry pecan white chocolate oatmeal cookies are the ones we've devoured this week. With all those festive ingredients tucked inside, it feels like we're eating sugary Christmas cookies when really, we're having a somewhat wholesome oatmeal cookie!
We rarely have dessert on week nights, so a cookie or two fills that gap. These cookies freeze beautifully. When I make this recipe, I often double it, keep a few cookies to enjoy fresh, and freeze the rest.
A reliable oatmeal cookie recipe!
Made with rolled oats, oat flour and coconut sugar, these cookies are gluten free. I used my reliable oatmeal cookie recipe, the same one I used to make these Cherry Coconut Oatmeal Cookies. I changed the flavouring by adding dried cranberries, chopped pecans and Callebaut white chocolate chunks. Delicious!
When you're planning your holiday baking for friends and family, consider offering a gluten-free cookie, too. This recipe just might be the one you're looking for.
Recipe Tips: How to Make Gluten-Free Cranberry Pecan White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- Make sure your butter and eggs are at room temperature so they combine easily with the other ingredients.
- You can buy oat flour, but you can also grind rolled oats in a dry grains container for your high-speed blender and make your own flour. Be sure to measure the oat flour for this recipe after grinding, not before.
- Use quality chocolate. It really will make a difference in the final taste.
- Make all the cookies the same size so they will bake evenly. The easiest way to do this is to use a cookie scoop.
- Use a sturdy baking pan to ensure even cooking.
- After baking, let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
How to Store Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal cookies will last at room temperature for 2 - 3 days. For longer storage, they should be frozen in an airtight container. Place pieces of parchment paper between layers.
More Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookie recipe ideas
For more recipe ideas for using rolled oats, see 30 Healthy Oatmeal Recipes.
Cranberry Pecan White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- ½ cup butter, softened to room temperature
- ¾ cup coconut sugar, or brown sugar
- 1 large egg, at room temperature
- 1 ¼ cups oat flour, certified gluten-free, if necessary**
- 1 ½ cups rolled oats, certified gluten-free, if necessary
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup white chocolate chunks or chips
- Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixture until fluffy. Add vanilla and egg and beat until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, combine oat flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- And to creamed mixture and beat just until combined. Stir in chopped nuts, dried cranberries, and white chocolate chunks.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls on to parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Let sit on baking sheet for 3-4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
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