These easy-to-make cookies are one of my favourite. The tart cherries and the smooth sweet white chocolate made a perfect combination. These soft chewy cookies pairs perfectly with a good cup of tea. The cookie dough can be made a night ahead and stored in the fridge.


  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup butter, softened in room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1⁄2 cups quick-cooking oats (not instant)
  • 3⁄4 cup dried cherries (can be replaced by cranberries)
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chunks



  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer combine the sugar, brown sugar and softened butter; mix until they cream together.
  3. Add in egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  4. Add the cinnamon, baking soda, salt and flour and mix well.
  5. Fold in the oatmeal, dried cranberries and white chocolate chips- making sure that all ingredients are uniformly distributed.
  6. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 3 inches apart onto a greased or nonstick cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 375° until the edges are lightly golden, 10-12 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven.  Let cool for 2-3 minutes on the cookie sheet. Transfer cookies to cooling rack.