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The Best Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

  • Author: Jean Van't Hul


(Adapted from my Great Aunt Polly’s Oatmeal Raisin Jumbos)


  • 1 cup raisins or cranberries
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 cup old fashioned rolled oats


1. Pour boiling water over raisins to cover; let stand 10 minutes and drain.

2. Mix flour, salt, baking soda, and spices. Add butter, sugar, egg, and water. Work with a wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in raisins and oats. Chill for at least one hour.

3. Roll out on floured surface to 1/4 inch. Cut with floured 3″ cutter. Sprinkle with with sugar. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 375 F for 10-12 minutes.


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