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Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

As the days shorten and the leaves turn do you find yourself wanting to spend more time in your kitchen? Try baking a batch of these chewy oatmeal cookies with a fall twist.

These Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies add a taste of fall by switching out raisins for cranberries.  Adding chocolate chips makes a cookie that mixes sweet and tart flavors together that work with the chewy goodness of an oatmeal cookie.



Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Don't you love the texture of a soft and chewy oatmeal cookie?  I'm not a fan of raisins so I prefer substituting dried cranberries for the raisins you might find in a traditional oatmeal cookie. 

Adding semi-sweet chocolate chips pairs well with the tartness of the dried cranberries in these cookies.  Feel free to use milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips, if you prefer.

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Somehow I'm able to delude myself into thinking these might be healthy cookies.  After all, there are three cups of old-fashioned oats in this recipe.  And, don't forget the dried cranberries.  They're good for you, right?  I'm kidding, of course, but healthy or not, these cranberry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are a tasty treat to have with a glass of milk or a cup of tea.

You'll also like that these are no-fuss cookies.  Just mix the ingredients together and bake.  The whole assembling of the recipe takes five minutes tops.  In less than thirty minutes you can have warm cookies to share with friends and family.

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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Makes three dozen cookies


Ingredients for Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Ingredients for Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
  • 14 Tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Directions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.

In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars together until light and creamy.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla.

Add the flour mixture and stir until combined.  Stir in oats, cranberries, and chocolate chips.

Using a scoop for standard-sized cookies, scoop the batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet.


Cookies on a Cookie Sheet
Cookies Ready for the Oven


Bake until set and lightly browned, from 8-12 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies. Be careful not to overbake your cookies.  You want them to be lightly browned.

The Bottom of a Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie
The Bottom of a Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie



Enjoy!

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