Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies

by Erin

These aren’t just any oatmeal cookies, they are oatmeal cranberry walnut cookies with a little bit of white chocolate and rosemary in the mix too.

Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies.

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Some people don’t get excited about oatmeal cookies but I grew up with my dad’s oatmeal chocolate chip cookies so I am not some people. And these are not just any oatmeal cookies – they are oatmeal cranberry walnut cookies with white chocolate and a little bit of rosemary. I decided to leave those two things out of the title because it was getting too long and at least the rosemary is optional if you prefer.

I love a good herb addition to my desserts but again, some people have not seen the magic that a little subtle herb flavor can do. You likely won’t even notice the rosemary in these oatmeal cranberry walnut cookies beyond a warmth or depth of flavor that you’ll likely attribute to the other spices mixed in (nutmeg, cinnamon).

Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies with White Chocolate and Rosemary.
Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies on a Tray.

Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies.


Yield: 4 dozen Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup chopped white chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. In a large bowl beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well blended. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture, stirring until just combined. Fold in rolled oats, cranberries, walnuts, white chocolate chips, and rosemary if using until evenly distributed.
  3. Shape dough into balls - 1 heaping tablespoon each. Chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place cookie dough about 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Source: Adapted from my Oatmeal White Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Anastacia December 8, 2023 - 7:42 am

This might be one of the best cookies I have ever eaten. The depth of flavor (even without the rosemary) is fabulous!

Erin December 8, 2023 - 8:19 am

Oh my goodness yay! I am so glad you enjoyed them as much as I did, Anastacia!

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Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck December 6, 2023 - 3:35 pm

I love oatmeal cookies, especially ones with nuts in them! I’m excited to try rosemary in them next time too…it sounds delicious!

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Dad December 6, 2023 - 8:30 am

I will have to try these.

Wendy Klik December 6, 2023 - 7:31 am

That is an interesting flavor profile. I think I will try some rosemary in my cookies. Thanks for the tip.

Erin December 6, 2023 - 9:17 am

Yay enjoy!


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