Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Healthier oatmeal chocolate chips cookies with a few healthy swaps – oat flour and coconut oil. These cookies have delicious dark chocolate cranberries mixed in as well making for a better for you dessert.

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Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 4 votes
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Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 dozen


  • 3/4 cup coconut oil measured in its liquid state
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk discard or save the whites for another recipe
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white flour (142 grams)
  • 5 tablespoons oat flour (22 grams; just regular oats blended in a blender)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 and 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate-covered cranberries I used Dove Fruit - Cranberry
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips (or whatever chocolate you like best -- semi-sweet or dark can be used in place of milk)


  • Chop the chocolate covered cranberries in half (and in half again for large ones). Measure to get 1/2 cup.
  • Beat together the coconut oil, brown sugar, and white sugar until well combined.
  • Beat in the full egg until combined and then beat in the egg yolk and vanilla.
  • I added the gram amounts for the flours so you can measure them if you have a scale - everyone measures flour differently, so I highly recommend measuring the flour for optimal results.
  • Stir together the white flour, oat flour, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch.
  • Slowly beat into the wet ingredients.
  • Stir in the oats, chopped chocolate-covered cranberries, and chocolate chips.
  • Pack the dough into a cookie scoop and onto a baking tray. Insert the chocolate chunks in the top of cookies (this makes them prettier, but you can stir in the chunks to the dough if desired).
  • Cover the cookie sheet with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least one hour and up to 24 hours.
  • Remove and bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. The key to soft cookies with a crispy edge is to slightly under-bake the cookies. As soon as they turn brown around the edges, pull them out and let them continue to bake on the tray.


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  1. Holy cow, Chelsea, these are beautiful! I like my chocolate to cookie ratio to be high on the chocolate side, which these totally are. It was one of those intense moments in my marriage when I found out that Warren HATES dark chocolate. How!? Why!? I still don’t understand it but I have come to peace with it ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. The cookies sound wonderful! I have never had chocolate covered cranberries, and I don’t think I ever would have thought to put those two together! But I love that you made them into some cookies. They look super chocolaty and I love how you styled these photos! Definitely makes me crave some cookies. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. LOVE the new blog design Chelsea! And these cookies look amazing! I never would have thought of putting chocolate covered fruit in a cookie, but it sounds amazing!

  4. These cookies look incredible, Chelsea! Oatmeal cookies are my favorite and I love the sound of those chocolate cranberries. Healthier too? Sign me up – pinned ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I just saw these over on another one of my friend’s blogs and I seriously need to run out and find them immediately. I adore chocolate covered fruit and I can only imagine how wonderfully they go inside these oatmeal cookies! They look amazing, Chelsea!

  6. Haha I’m glad you and husband cleared up the whole chocolate debate. From the very beginning of our marriage, I told my husband to never get me flowers. Chocolate is the key to my heart. Don’t get me wrong. I do like getting flowers from time to time..but I’d rather he spend the money on a decadent BOX of chocolate. These cookies look so so good! I love that you healthified them too ;). Pinning and making very.very soon!

  7. 5 stars
    OH wow. I’m drooling right now and my nearest Sam’s Club is 2 hours away. This seriously just isn’t even remotely fair. I love the addition of oat flour and coconut oil! #client

  8. I just made these and they were DELISH!! Even my 14 year old and her friend loved them( she is always leary that I’m sneaking something healthy in)

  9. I made this recipe it is so good thanks. Can i use butter or vegetable oil instead of coconut oil because it is too expensive in my area ???

    1. Thank you! I haven’t actually tried either so I can’t say for sure, but I believe butter would work fine here. Hope that helps!

  10. 5 stars
    Hi Chelsea,
    Made these yesterday and I must say that the whole family loved them. Will definitely make them again. By the way, I used butter instead of coconut oil because that’s all I have. Thanks for a great recipe!

  11. 5 stars
    Just made these…our new go to recipe!! Absolutely perfect, I used butter in place of coconut oil, and all chocolate was chocolate chips, but still an excellent cookie. Thanks for a perfect cookie recipe!

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