Soft and chewy oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies, with a white chocolate drizzle on top, are easy to make, and sure to please kids of ALL ages!
Soft and chewy oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies, with a white chocolate drizzle on top, are easy to make, and sure to please kids of ALL ages!

Do you like cookies? We sure do, at our house!  I recently made a LOT of Christmas goodies to give to all our neighbors, a tradition I have kept for many years! One of the treats I made this year were these white chocolate drizzled oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies!

The recipe was a twist on my standard recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies, which I’ve been making for years. I simply made a few changes to the base recipe, and added a bit of “sparkle” on top, by drizzling each cookie with white chocolate!

These simple chewy cookies turned out to be quite delicious, and today I’d like to share the easy recipe with you!

How To Make Oatmeal Cranberry Pecan Cookies

You will want to preheat your oven to 350° F. first, because these cookies come together very quickly.

Using a large bowl and electric mixers (or a stand mixer), mix together softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy (note: photo below does not show the brown sugar- oops, took it too quick!)

Butter and sugar are beaten together to make dough for cookies.

Add 2 eggs and vanilla extract to the cookie dough batter. Mix well, to combine ingredients.

In a separate, medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Once combined, add the flour mixture to the cookie dough batter. Mix well, until all the flour is incorporated into the cookie dough.

Flour and spices are added to oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies dough.

Add the chopped pecans, dried cranberries and old-fashioned rolled oats to the cookie dough.  STIR these ingredients well, until they are fully combined.

Now you have the dough ready to make some yummy oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies!

Rolled oats, dried cranberries and pecans are added to the cookie dough,

Drop the cookie dough by rounded Tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet. Be sure to leave about 1 inch in between the oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies, because they will spread slightly.

NOTE: I made “drop” cookies. If you prefer a slightly “flatter” cookie, you can lightly press down on the tops of the dough.

Oatmeal cranberry pecan cookie dough is placed in spoonfuls on baking sheet.

Bake the oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies at 350° F. for 8-10 minutes, or until light golden brown. Since oven temps vary quite a bit, my advice is to check them at the eight minute mark.

When done, take the oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies out of the oven. Leave them on the cookie sheet for a minute, THEN transfer them to a wire rack, to cool completely.

The oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies are baked until done and golden brown.

Make The White Chocolate Drizzle For Oatmeal Cranberry Pecan Cookies

Once the cookies have cooled, make the drizzle topping for the cookies, by melt the white chocolate chips and vegetable shortening in the microwave.

To do this, place the white chocolate chips and vegetable shortening in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove and stir.  Put partially melted chocolate back in microwave and heat for another 30 seconds, Remove and stir, until creamy.

The reason for microwaving the chocolate in short amounts of time is so the chocolate won’t burn.  If there are still lots of unmelted white chocolate chips left after two stints in the microwave, place in microwave one more time for 15 seconds, and stir well. Be careful to NOT burn the chocolate!

Oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies, drizzled with white chocolate, on wire rack after baking.

Place a sheet of wax paper, parchment paper or aluminum foil UNDER the wire rack to catch drips (this will help with cleanup). When the white chocolate is smooth, drizzle it over the tops of each of the oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies, using a fork or spoon.

If you want to get fancy, you can place the melted chocolate into a pastry bag and “pipe” the white chocolate on, but in my humble opinion, it’s one more thing to wash!  A simple drizzle (with a fork or spoon) works just fine for me!

Let the white chocolate firm up, and then the oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies are ready to eat! Store any leftover cookies in a covered container. YUM!

Oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies on wire rack, ready to eat!

I really hope you will give these oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies a try! They are perfect to munch on, drop in a lunch box, or to serve as an afternoon or evening treat! Have a GREAT day!

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Oatmeal Cranberry Pecan Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
23 mins
 
Soft and chewy oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies, with a white chocolate drizzle on top, are easy to make, and sure to please kids of ALL ages!
Category: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oatmeal cranberry pecan cookies
Servings: 48 cookies (approx.)
Calories Per Serving: 142 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Cookie Dough
  • 14 Tablespoons butter , softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
For Drizzle
  • 10 ounces white chocolate chips (equivalent to 1¼ cups)
  • Tablespoons vegetable shortening
Instructions
To Make Cookie Dough:
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  2. Using a large bowl and electric mixers (or a stand mixer), mix together softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.  Add 2 eggs and vanilla extract to the cookie dough batter. Mix well, to combine ingredients.

  3. In a separate, medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Once combined, add flour mixture to cookie dough batter. Mix well, until all flour is incorporated into cookie dough. Add chopped pecans, dried cranberries and old-fashioned oats.  STIR ingredients well, until fully combined.

  4. Drop dough by rounded Tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheet.  Leave 1 inch between cookies, because they will spread slightly. NOTE: If you want slightly  "flatter" cookies, lightly press down on the tops of the dough. Bake at 350° F. for 8-10 minutes, or until light golden brown.  Oven temps vary quite a bit, so check them at the 8 minute mark. When done, remove from oven. Leave cookies on  sheet for a minute, THEN transfer onto wire rack, to cool completely.

To Make White Chocoate Drizzle:
  1. Once the cookies have cooled, melt white chocolate chips and vegetable shortening in the microwave. To do this, place white chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove and stir.  Put back in microwave and heat another 30 seconds, Remove and stir, until creamy. If there are still lots of unmelted white chocolate chips left, place in microwave for 15 seconds, and stir well. Be careful to NOT burn the chocolate!

  2. Place a sheet of wax paper, parchment paper or aluminum foil UNDER the wire rack to catch any drips (this will help with cleanup). Once chocolate is smooth, drizzle it over the tops of each cookie. Let the white chocolate firm up, and then cookies are ready to eat! Store cookies in a covered airtight container. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Cranberry Pecan Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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