It’s fall season, which means time for pumpkin, root vegetables, and of course, cranberries. By now you probably know I’m not a fan of fall (see previous post), but thankfully I like foods that fall has to offer, such as these healthy and delicious cranberry-chocolate oatmeal cookies!
Portion: 18 cookies
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup  fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 4 tbsp dark chocolate to drizzle (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in medium bowl to blend.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars in large bowl until smooth. Beat in applesauce, egg and vanilla.
  4. Add flour mixture and oats to the wet mixture and stir with a spoon until blended. Stir in all chocolate chips and cranberries.
  5. Drop batter by heaping tablespoons onto baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake until edges are light brown, about 13-15 minutes. 
  6. Stir chopped dark chocolate in top of double boiler until melted and smooth. Using a small spoon, drizzle melted chocolate over cookies. Let stand until the chocolate drizzle sets, about 1 hour (or refrigerate for 30 minutes).




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