Overhead shot of Mini Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies on a wire cooling rack, with a gray and white napkin.

Mini Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Mini Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are not only perfect for the holidays, but for anytime of year. Oatmeal and cranberries are a truly great combination!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry oatmeal cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 28 mini cookies
Calories 102 kcal
Author Sue Ringsdorf


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter - at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried cranberries - Craisins


  1. In a large standing mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add honey, egg, and vanilla - and mix again.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients - the oatmeal, flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. 

  3. Pour dry ingredients into mixer with wet - and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix.

  4. Gently store in the Craisins. Store dough in refrigerator for at least two hours.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper. 

  6. Form dough into small balls, and place on baking sheets. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until cookies are light golden brown on top.

  7. Remove to cooling racks.

Recipe Notes

  1. Make sure you use room temperature butter for these cookies.
  2. The dough should make 28 SMALL cookies, so make sure you make small cookie balls. OR make them bigger and bake them slightly longer.
  3. Instead of regular Craisins, you could use low-sugar Craisins.
  4. These stay fresh on the counter-top in an airtight container for up to three days.
  5. They freeze well (wrapped tightly) up to three months.
Nutrition Facts
Mini Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.