Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cranberries and Toffee

This is going to be a big year for me.  I’m running my first 10 km race, writing an exam, and getting married! But right now, I’m taking a break from all the studying/wedding planning/training to share this delicious cookie recipe with you. I can confidently say that these are the BEST oatmeal cookies; I know it’s a bold statement but these cookies are deserving of the title.  The recipe starts out with a basic oatmeal cookie recipe, to which I’ve added, tart dried cranberries, bittersweet chocolate chips, and finally toffee pieces to make them a truly delicious and addictive cookie.  

The secret for achieving super chewy cookies is to take them out of the oven when the cookies are just starting to brown on the edges and are still doughy in the middle. Allow the cookies to set on the cookie sheet for a least 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. The cookies will continue to bake and firm up on the cookie sheet, so don’t worry if they look underdone when you pull them out of the oven.

These cookies can be frozen after baking, but I prefer to freeze the raw cookie dough into balls and keep them in a freezer safe bag. That way I can make freshly baked gooey cookies whenever I need them – say if I need a quick dessert to bring to a pot-luck or if unexpected guests show up. It also helps with portion control. Most cookie recipes have quite large yields and with just two of us at home we don’t need 2-3 dozen cookies tempting us on the counter!  When ready to bake, simply place the frozen cookie dough balls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and allow them to thaw on the counter for 5-10 minutes. Cook at the same temperature and for the same amount of time as the original recipe.

Raw cookie dough ready for the oven (or freezer!).


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cranberries and Toffee.
Serves 42
makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies, serving size is for 1 cookie
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
147 calories
19 g
21 g
7 g
2 g
4 g
33 g
65 g
10 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147
Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 21mg
Sodium 65mg
Total Carbohydrates 19g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. The Best Oatmeal Cookies
  2. 1 cup butter, softened
  3. 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  4. ¼ cup white sugar
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 3 cups large flake oatmeal
  8. 1 ½ cups of all purpose flour
  9. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  10. 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  11. ½ teaspoon salt
  12. 1 cup of dark chocolate chips
  13. ½ cup toffee bits
  14. 1 cup dried cranberries
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Beat butter with brown and white sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until combined.
  4. Add oatmeal, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, beat until well combined.
  5. By hand stir in chocolate chips, dried cranberries and toffee pieces.
  6. Portion dough into 1 ½ inch balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheet, ensuring you leave about 2 inches between cookies to allow the cookies to spread out.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes until cookies are brown on the edges and just starting to get golden on top.
  8. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.
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