The most delicious, soft & chewy, gluten-free oatmeal cookie! The cookie itself is not too sweet but has the most amazing flavor with a hint of cinnamon. The sweetest comes from the dried cranberries (sub raisins or dried cherries) and the white chocolate chips (sub semi-sweet or dark chips) and is so perfectly balanced!
Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft & chewy, not to sweet, hint of cinnamon and beyond YUMMY!
So excited for you to try these Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies!
This is my first oatmeal cookie on the website and it may be my favorite cookie ever!
I know that’s a strong statement but when a blogger makes a new dish or baked good they’re really excited about, it IS the best thing ever! And right now I’ve eaten soooo many of these (making sure they’re perfect for you!) and I still think they’re amaaaaazing!
They are a soft and chewy cookie, not too sweet and with the most delicious flavor!
The sweetness comes from the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips, and it is just dreamy!
A little background…
In recent weeks, I have had several requests for gluten-free Oatmeal Cookies.
I realized that I didn’t have one on the website, and further, that I hadn’t made one in ages… and I started dreaming of the oatmeal cookies I used to make all the time.
I searched for my old recipe and couldn’t find it. My mom didn’t have the one I was thinking of. So I reached out to a friend who I was pretty certain had given me the recipe I was thinking of… it had dried cranberries and chocolate chips, and I could practically taste it!
Luckily, my friend knew exactly what I was referring to and sent me her recipe, which had been adapted from the back of a Craisins bag. She had been making it with flax egg, part wheat flour, reduced sugar and loving it.
I started with my friend’s recipe but tweaked all the quantities to better work with what I have learned about gluten-free baking, added some vanilla and cinnamon and then made it first with semi-sweet chocolate chips and then with white chocolate chips…. Oh my goodness, they are even better than I remembered!!
And lots of ability to customize! Try white chocolate chips (my preference here), semi-sweet chocolate chips or even dark chocolate chips. And try raisins or dried cherries in place of dried cranberries.
So let’s make them!
Here’s what you’ll need: butter or dairy-free butter, brown sugar, eggs (my friend made them with flax egg, I have not tried yet), vanilla extract, gluten-free oats (we used GF harvest affiliate link), gluten-free all purpose flour (we used GFJules – affiliate link), baking soda, salt, cinnamon, dried cranberries (or dried cherries or raisins), and white chocolate chips (or semi-sweet or dark).
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And importantly, purchasing through an affiliate link does not change your cost at all. It generates a small percentage of the sale for me, and purchasing through an affiliate link helps me fund this website and all the recipes I share, so thank you!
Back to the cookies….
They are super easy to make and come together quickly.
First you mix the sugar and softened butter. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Meanwhile mix the flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Then add the dry mix to the butter/ egg mixture 1/2 at a time and mix well.
Mix in the dried cranberries and chips and you’re ready to put on a baking sheet and bake!
Bake for just 9 minutes, or until just golden and enjoy!
Bonus: your house will smell amazing!
They have the best soft and chewy texture! And they hold together so well!
And the flavor is unreal!
The cookie itself isn’t real sweet but has the best flavor with just a hint of cinnamon, and the dried cranberries and white chocolate chips add the best touch of sweetness!
Hope you love them as much as we do!
A note about oats: Oats are a naturally gluten-free grain but they are contaminated via cross contact with wheat, barley and rye during the growing and processing process. So definitely look for gluten free oats, preferably certified gluten free oats.
But there’s more…. back when my son was first diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten-free oats were mostly grown via a process known as purity protocol. In recent years, gluten-free oats have also been processed through a manufacturing process known as “sorting”. There is much controversy about sorting versus purity protocol oats. For more information I’m linking articles by GF Jules and by Gluten-Free Watchdog.
Also, some people with celiac don’t tolerate oats so please do what ‘s best for you and your health.
For those interested, we use gluten-free oats from GF Harvest (amazon affiliate link), grown through purity protocol.
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The most delicious, soft & chewy gluten-free oatmeal cookie! The cookie itself is not too sweet but has the most amazing flavor with a hint of cinnamon! The sweetest comes from the dried cranberries (sub raisins or dried cherries) and the white chocolate chips (sub semi-sweet or dark chips) and is so perfect!
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...