Monday, February 26, 2018

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Is winter getting to you yet?  Usually, about this time in the month of February, I've had enough of winter.  It's happening on cue again this year. 

When I've had enough of winter's bleakness I turn to baking sweet treats like these Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.  I wanted to make a cookie that would mix sweet and tart flavors together. These cookies do that perfectly.

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 seemed like a good choice to pair with the tartness of the dried cranberries in these cookies.  I hope you like it, too.

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 good for what ails you on a dreary winter day.

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

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 the 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.

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

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