Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

When’s the last time you had cranberry oatmeal cookies? If it’s been a while (or not ever), you definitely want these cookies in your life! They’re chewy, soft, delish, and packed with cranberries!

Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with brown hand

Most anything cranberry related has been my jam lately. A few months ago I started making my own little snack mix to take for work. Super simple- just dried cranberries and unsalted peanuts. It sounds so basic, but it’s EVERYTHING to me! Actually, it’s become a bit of a problem.

Do you ever mindlessly eat? Yea, me neither 👀 I store my little snack mix in an appropriately sized small container. Just big enough to do the job. It’s about the size of one of those little applesauce snack things.

Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies on baking sheet

Anyways, I’ve learned that keeping these at my desk after arriving at the office is a terrible idea. Why? They’ll be gone by 9:30. Instead, I keep them in the fridge so when I’m actually hungry, I have to physically get up to get them. See my strategy there?! The cranberries are deliciously sweet while the peanuts provide a nice balance. Now let me tell you about these cranberry oatmeal cookies…

Because I’ve grown to love cranberries so much, I’ve been experimenting with different ways to enjoy them. Not to mention the fact that I recently bought 6 bags of them at Harris Teeter (they were on clearance for $1.25!). So what do you do with a pantry full of cranberries? BAKE!

Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies on baking sheet

How to Make Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Y’all, these cranberry oatmeal cookies are so bomb! They’re perfectly sweetened, cranberries in every bite, soft, and chewy! Best of all, they can be made using just one bowl.

Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

After combining the ingredients I used a cookie scoop to distribute the mix onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. One thing I’ve noticed with oatmeal cookies is that they don’t spread like other cookies. However, there’s a simple solution. Simply flatten each cookie a bit before baking by gently pressing them down.

The first time I made these they were gone in two days. My husband at 12 of them in one afternoon! This is saying a lot because he’s never been too crazy about sweets. Certainly not 12 cookies in one day! 

Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with bite taken out

Any who, you need these cookies in your life and I’m not going to keep them from you any longer. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think of them in the comments below!

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Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Soft and chewy Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies that are easy to make and packed with cranberries in every bite!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookies, Cranberries, Oatmeal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 22 cookies



  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In a large bowl, cream together both sugars and the vegan butter until it appears whipped.
  • Next, add in all other ingredients and combine until evenly mixed (careful not to over-mix)
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and use a standard cookie scoop to evenly distribute the cookies, spacing them appropriately. Gently flatten them a bit so that they are the shape and thickness you want them to be when they're done.
  • Transfer the cookies to the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Once done baking, let cool for 5-10 minutes and enjoy! Store leftovers in airtight container.


  1. Typically recipes will have ingredients listed in order of use. Makes it easier to keep track. Just a tip!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe was easy and delicious! I loved that everything was made in one bowl. I had a few after dinner last night and now I’m thinking about having a few as a breakfast dessert, haha! I will be using this recipe again!

  3. 5 stars
    I LOVE how you’re making all of my favorite recipes vegan! It makes me happy to know when my vegan friends come to visit, I’ll always have something to offer them.

  4. 5 stars
    You just gave me something to do today! ahaha I can’t wait!!

  5. These look so tasty! I happen to have a bag of dried cranberries in the pantry from accidentally overbuying during the holidays. This gives me something great that I can do with them and I can make them with my son while daycare is closed. Thanks so much for the delicious idea!

  6. 5 stars
    This is just what I have been looking for! I love oatmeal cookies and dried cranberries are my thing. Thank you for this recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    I’m making all sorts of snacks and baked goods these days…definitely adding this to my list! These cookies look delicious!

  8. 5 stars
    You definitely can’t store these near you, they are addictingly good! The flavor of the oatmeal, and tartness from the cranberries were the perfect combination. I’m doubling the recipe to make a bigger batch next time.

  9. 5 stars
    I have all the ingredients for this! I can’t wait to try! These cookies look soo good

  10. 5 stars
    Awesome recipe! I’m definitely pinning this for the future.

  11. 5 stars
    These cookies look amazing!!

  12. 5 stars
    My husband and kids love cranberries! We out them in our oatmeal every day! They will love these cookies!

  13. 5 stars
    These turned out perfectly–thanks for sharing!

  14. These look super crunchy and delish!!!

  15. Yum. I love this spin on oatmeal cookies.

  16. 5 stars
    Yum. I love this spin on oatmeal cookies.

  17. I made these last night in the food processor. I put the cranberries in first with the flour to lightly chop them up by pulsing a few times, then added the oats and lightly pulsed to blend. Added the other dry ingredients, and then the applesauce and other ingredients. They turned out great!

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  20. 5 stars
    I made these cookies last night and OMG! They are so delicious. I’m very picky about oatmeal cookies because with some recipes they end up being very dry but these are actually moist. My picky teenager ate 3. Together we (mainly me) ate half before they could fully cool off. I will definitely be making these again.

  21. 5 stars
    My family loved these so much! Mine didn’t spread out as shown (they stayed more mini muffin shaped as extracted from cookie scoop) but that is OK because that didn’t affect a thing! I also added chopped pecans. My family and I ate all of them in less than 24 hours. My teen says these are the best oatmeal cookies I’ve made.

  22. 5 stars
    These cookies are amazing!!
    I found them to be a bit too sweet, although they only contain 1/2 cup of sugar (+cranberries).
    I will most definitely make them again, my whole family loved them!

  23. 5 stars
    This recipe was amazingly easy to make and delicious! The uncooked dough was delicious too. 😜 I also added vegan chocolate chips to this recipe and it worked out very well.

  24. 5 stars
    Great vegan recipe! It’s nice to make dessert that everyone can enjoy. I didn’t have applesauce so I subbed one mashed banana and it came out perfect!

  25. 5 stars
    These cookies are EPIC!!! So delicious and not too sweet. I used pumpkin instead of apple sauce.

  26. Wondering if I can use coconut sugar and dates instead of brown and white sugar? I already have these on my shelf. Wish me luck!

    • Hey Pamela, I haven’t tried it so can’t say for sure if it would work or not. I hope you’ll come back and let us know how it goes!

  27. 5 stars
    Great recipe! I added a tbsp of fresh orange zest and a half tsp of orange extract. So good!

  28. Carolyn Savas

    5 stars
    This recipe is great! Everyone enjoys these cookies and goes back for seconds. Ive have omnivores say it’s their favorite oatmeal cookie! I’ve made it multiple times and I’ve found I personally prefer the flavor of maple syrup instead of molasses but they do have to cook longer.

  29. 1 star
    I just made these. Came out cake and didn’t flatten at all. Don’t know what happened but not good.

    • Hi Diana, thank you for giving this recipe a try! I hate that they didn’t turn out well. It seems like you overlooked the instructions in step number 4 where it says “Gently flatten them a bit so that they are the shape and thickness you want them to be when they’re done.” I encourage you to try it again with the addition of this step. Promise they’re delicious! 🙂

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