Oatmeal Cranberry Softies

Oatmeal Cranberry Softies

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based on 18 reviews
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15 min.
40 min.
3 dozen cookies

These Oatmeal Cranberry Softies are cookies that are sure to become your family's favorite. Full of chocolate, oats, cranberries and nuts, they also make great cookies for giving as gifts.


  • 20 NESTLÉ CRUNCH Hearts
    Or NESTLÉ Milk Chocolate Hearts, unwrapped and cut in quarters
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups quick oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
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PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt. Beat sugar, butter, milk, egg and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, Nestlé Hearts, cranberries and nuts. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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oatmeal cranberry softies

These are fantastic with white chocolate chips instead of chocolate. Make sure there's adult supervision to stop you because they are addictive!

- Sheila Hamblin from MIDWEST CITY, OK

great flavor

I love oatmeal cookies, and this recipe puts a great spin on it. I used chocolate chips instead of the hearts, and it came out perfectly. The cookies were very soft and chewy, and the cranberry plus chocolate flavor was just awesome. My friends didn't like them too much, but my family loved them!

- cece zhu from ALHAMBRA, CA

Oatmeal Cranberry Softies

We love cranberries and this is one great cookie - soft and chewy with lots of flavor.

- Alice Keeney from STRONGSVILLE, OH


I never would've thought to put chocolate (let alone crunchy) to oatmeal and cranberry - but they were really great.We started eating them before they were cooled all the way.

- Vickie Pfeffer from BATAVIA, NY

oatmeal cranberry goodness

I grew up on cranberries having been brought up in New England, these cookies blend the cranberry and oatmeal perfectly. I made these without the chocolate to make them a little healthier, which also helped to reduce the rich / sweetness a bit, instead lightly drizzled them with a little icing. they were a big hit in our Christmas baskets, both for the taste and appearance

- Elizabeth Flanders from Phoenix, AZ

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/3 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 3

  • Amount Per Serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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