Mango White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Some of my best memories and a lot of my relationships involve food. With food, I’ve reminisced, laughed, healed a broken heart, gotten asked out, even went on a date with caramel stuck in my hair. I’ve showed up to countless parties bringing sweet treats – desserts that more often than not disappear long before the party is over.

This batch of cookies is the latest treats I brought to a party. It was a dinner party with some of my dearest friends: gals and guys I’ve been friends with for almost 20 years! We’ve certainly shared plenty of memories and big life moments, and we’ve certainly consumed more than a fair amount of food and drinks and desserts.

These Mango White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are my first baking project to use Philippine dried mangoes – which I consider THE BEST in the world. They’re sweet and chewy and almost sticky. The perfect complement to creamy white chocolate and toothsome oatmeal.

The cookie base is similar to one of my favorite cookies: White Chocolate Cherry Cookies with Sea Salt. In fact the recipe is just an adaptation of those cookies – I simply decreased the flour a little bit, added in oatmeal, swapped dried mangoes for the dried cranberries, and omitted the sprinkling of sea salt on top (although you can definitely still do that!) I also used dark brown sugar for a hint of molasses flavor.

The cookies are big and soft and chewy, with slight caramel undertones from the brown sugar and the flavor that develops from baking white chocolate. The mangoes contribute a bright flavor, blending well with the sweet white chocolate chips. I bought my dried mangoes in the Philippines, but it’s easy to find in grocery stores in the states (I like the ones from Trader Joe’s).

I brought these cookies to a room full of familiar faces (plus new additions of babies), and I was welcomed with even bigger smiles and tighter hugs.  While the party was in full swing, it warmed my heart to see my friends enjoy the treats. Cookies are a great way to spread some love.

If you’re bringing these to a party where you don’t know a lot of people, don’t worry because by the end of the night, you’ll have made more friends as they will come up to you and say that these are some of the best cookies they’ve ever had.  Cookies are also a great way to make people warm up to you. Promise.

Yield: around 20 cookies

White Chocolate Mango Oatmeal Cookies


3/4 cups butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 medium eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup chopped dried mangoes
1 cup white chocolate chips


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened butter and sugars. Mash out any lumps with the back of a wooden spoon then whisk together using a fork or a wire whisk until well-blended and creamy.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla extract, salt, and baking soda, and mix until smooth. Stir in flour and oatmeal until evenly incorporated (do not overmix). Fold in dried mangoes and white chocolate chips.
  3. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill dough in the refrigerator for at least two hours, up to two days.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  5. Using a cookie scoop (mine made balls that were about 2 tablespoons of dough), portion out dough on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Bake in the middle rack one sheet at a time, for 12 minutes, or until cookies are lightly golden. I ended up with 20 big cookies. If you're making smaller cookies, you can reduce baking time by a minute or two.
  6. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before serving or storing.


Make these cookies. Bring these to parties. Bring these to meetings. Heck, even bring these to dates. You’ll make plenty of good memories with these.


25 Responses to “Mango White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies”

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    Joanne posted January 16, 2014 at 7:46 am

    I’m now just bemoaning the fact that I don’t have dried mango in my pantry to make these immediately! Picking some up at the store this weekend. Because, YUM.

    • Bianca Garcia replied January 16th, 2014 at 11:18 am

      From experience, sometimes it’s better not to have dried mangoes available on hand all the time, because then you won’t be tempted to eat it all nonstop… So there’s a silver lining to your predicament!

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    Alaina posted January 16, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I have never thought to bake with mango before! These look amazing. :-)

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    Happy Valley Chow posted January 16, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Oh wow those cookies sound delicious! Never had mango in cookies, but I definitely wouldn’t mind trying these :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • Bianca Garcia replied January 16th, 2014 at 11:18 am

      Thank you! Hope you get to try them!

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    Reg posted January 16, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Hey Bianca! This looks so goooood! Can’t wait to try them. Just a question — why bake on parchment sheet? Does it change the texture of the cookie? Can I just bake them straight on the a baking tray? :-)

    • Bianca Garcia replied January 16th, 2014 at 11:24 am

      Thanks, Reg!! Parchment paper basically just acts as a nonstick surface for baking. You won’t need to grease your baking tray (thus easier clean up) plus you won’t need to struggle with the hot pan/spatulas. Other people use silicon baking sheets, and you can definitely bake them straight on a baking sheet – but I suggest spraying it with cooking spray or even brushing lightly with butter to make sure your cookies will slide off neatly :) Let me know if you end up making these!

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    Michelle Lahey posted January 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I love mango with white chocolate – such a great combination!

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    Colleen @ Culinary Colleen posted January 16, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    You always seem to come up with the best flavor combos! I’ve never had dried mangos in cookies before, but it sounds amazing.

    • Bianca Garcia replied January 17th, 2014 at 3:49 am

      Thank you, Colleen!

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    Lauren posted January 17, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Wow, as much as I love mango, I would never think to put them in cookies!! Great idea!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Healthd posted January 17, 2014 at 11:37 am

    that second picture – I need a whole tray for myself. mango + white chocolate sounds more than heavenly.

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef posted January 17, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    I always eat the dried mango long before it can get into a cookie but I would LOVE these!!

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    Sarah & Arkadi posted January 17, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    mangoes in cookies! awesome!

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    Cailee posted January 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Wow!! What a great cookie flavor combo idea!! This look delicious! I love mango… and white chocolate… and oatmeal!! YUM! I hope that you have a great weekend :)

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    My Kitchen Stories posted January 19, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Delicious flavour combo. I haven’t had dried mangoes in such a long time. cookies most certainly do make you popular, but you deserve it you brought a little love into their lives

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    Barbara posted January 19, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Marvelous idea to use dried mango! I made some fruitcake last month with some dried mango and still have some packed away. Can’t wait t0 try your recipe!

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    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor posted January 19, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I’ve never thought to add mango to cookies. And with the addition of the white chocolate, these look amazing! Pinned!

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    vicky and Ruth @ May I have that recipe? posted January 19, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I am really intrigued about this mango, white chocolate combo. I have to give it a try

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    dina posted January 20, 2014 at 11:55 am

    haven’t seen mango in a cookie but i’m sure it’s yummy!

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    grace posted January 20, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    mangoes add a marvelous look to these-i feel like it’s so rare to see an orange ingredient in cookies! great flavor combo, too–very unique!

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    Sara @ Saucy Dipper posted January 22, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I was JUST thinking that I wanted to make an out-of-the-ordinary cookie. I usually default to oatmeal raisin. This might be the perfect alternative I was looking for.

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl posted January 23, 2014 at 12:29 am

    I read these cookies as “Magic” instead of “Mango” but honestly they’re magical too!

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    Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy posted January 25, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look SO good! Mango and white chocolate? YUM! Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Night Fever, pinning this recipe now! Hope to see you again tonight at 6pm PST!

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats posted January 28, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    I loved mango and dried mango SO much before I discovered I was allergic to it :( That being said, these look so yummy and I wish I could eat some…

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