Oatmeal, Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Oatmeal, Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Directions: 30 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies
Allergens: Eggs, Milk, Wheat and triticale,
Plan ahead Vegetarian
Recipe submitted by Camille Murray and Evelyne René-Laforest, nutrition trainees


  • 80 ml (⅓ cup) mashed sweet potatoes*
  • 680 ml (2 ¾ cups) quick cook rolled oats
  • 250 ml (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) baking powder
  • 2.5 ml (½ tsp) baking soda
  • 80 ml (⅓ cup) dried cranberries, finely chopped
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) semisweet dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 125 ml (½ cup) non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 175 ml (¾ cup) brown sugar
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 1 egg


  • Pot
  • Blender
  • 2 cookie sheets
  • 2 large bowls
  • Hand mixer
  • Wooden spoon


*Making the sweet potato mash

  1. Peel 2 small (or 1 large) sweet potatoes. Cut into cubes.
  2. Place the cubes in a pot of boiling water and cook until tender or until a knife slides in easily.
  3. Drain and place in a blender with about 60 ml (¼ cup) of water.
  4. Blend on low speed until smooth.

Making the cookies

  1. Place rack in upper part of oven. Preheat to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Grease 2 cookie sheets. Set aside.
  3. Using a fork, stir oats, flour, baking powder, and baking soda together in a large bowl.
  4. Stir in chocolate and cranberries. Set aside.
  5. Using a hand mixer, cream butter, brown sugar, mash, and vanilla together in another large bowl for at least 30 seconds.
  6. Add egg and continue beating for 1 minute.
  7. Add dry ingredients. Using a wooden spoon, stir to combine until all the flour is incorporated.
  8. Using a spoon, divide mixture into 8 portions per cookie sheet and lightly flatten each scoop with back of spoon.
  9. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  10. Place on cooling rack. Serve hot or warm.



  • You can replace dried cranberries with raisins.


  • Store at room temperature in an airtight container.
  • Leftover sweet potato mash can be frozen and used in another recipe Egg-free molasses bears.