4th of July Cookies for the Holiday

Can you believe that the 4th of July is one week from today? The summer is really flying! To prep for the holiday, I recently tried out a new 4th of July cookie recipe, putting my own patriotic twist on this delicious treat.

Okay, back to the deliciousness that is about to ensue…

4th of July Cookies

White Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
These cookies are the bomb. So dense, so chewy, so decadent. I’m all about chocolate chip cookies, but it is nice to try a different recipe every now and then.

White Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe.

My mom is the one that turned me onto this recipe, and I can’t thank her enough for bringing this yummy goodness into my kitchen.

4th of July Cookies – Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 2 cups sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1.5 cups pecan pieces
  • 1.5 cups uncooked quick cooking oats
  • 3 (4 oz) white chocolate baking bars, chopped
  • 1 T. shortening

Directions for Cookies

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy, gradually add sugars, beating well. Add egg and vanilla, beating until blended. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients, gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in cranberries, pecans, and oats. Drop dough by heaping T. 2 inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned.

Add Some Color!

The 4th of July cookies are good even without the chocolate and sprinkles. Feel free to eat them as is (I felt a tad healthier munching on a few this way. Keyword: “tad”) But if you want to jazz them up (& give them a holiday feel), proceed to the next set of directions.
White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Once they’re cool (I let mine cool overnight) they’re ready for the finishing touches (a.k.a. the best part).

White Chocolate Dipping Directions

Microwave white chocolate and shortening in medium, microwave-safe bowl on high for 1 minute, or until chocolate melts. Stirring once. Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate, letting excess drip back into bowl. Dash sprinkles of your choice onto the chocolate. Place dipped cookies on wax paper to cool.
I put mine directly in the freezer for about an hour. I highly recommend not skipping the freezer. This makes sure they don’t turn into a gooey white chocolate mess. Trust me…
White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
These cookies really do have a patriotic flair.
RED cranberries…check!
WHITE chocolate…check!
BLUE sprinkles…check!
I originally tried blueberries (along with the cranberries) for the “BLUE” portion of this recipe. They were still delicious, but didn’t give off enough of a “blue vibe”. That’s when I decided sprinkles would have to do.
I wish I could have found some better sprinkles. Perhaps some navy ones would have fit the red, white, & blue theme a bit better? Or maybe I could have even done both red & blue sprinkles? You decide what works best for your own patriotic twist on these bad boys.
White chocolate dipped oatmeal cranberry cookie recipe
These moist, chewy, and chocolatey cookies will be the hit of any 4th of July bash.
4th of July cookies


P.S. If you like these cookies, you’ll love these delicious chocolate chip cookies.