Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Oatmeal Cookies with Cranberries and White Chocolate...

I've been on a sweet kick. It was October, hence all the Halloween goodies. So, that pretty much makes it okay......

...... in my book, anyway.

Here's another sweet treat... but somewhat healthier... I mean, it does have oats in it... and dried cranberries.

Oats + Dried Cranberries = Healthy

I wanted a hearty cookie that would fill my kids up for their afternoon snack after school. My oldest is playing basketball, so this is great for a quick pick-me-up before practice.

I'll eat anything with "cookie" in the recipe title, so no problem there. My husband on the other hand, is not partial to oatmeal cookies, but he did say he thought they were good. I'll take it!

The white chocolate morsels give the cookie just the right amount of sweetness. Just gotta have some sweetness! And the cinnamon... that hint of nutmeg...

Yeah, I think you'll like them...

Oatmeal Cookies with Cranberries and White Chocolate

  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon 
  • Pinch of Ground Nutmeg
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Stick plus 4 Tablespoons Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 Eggs, Room Temperature
  • 2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1 Cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 Cup White Chocolate Morsels
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F.)

Begin by whisking together the flour, soda, powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream the sugars and butter until fluffy. Add the eggs and combine, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Mix in the vanilla.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 2-3 batches. Once well combined, stir in the oats, cranberries, and morsels. Drop by tablespoon onto parchment lined cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are slightly browned around the edges and the center doesn't look gooey.  Makes around 3 dozen.


1 comment:

  1. These sound so good with all the spices and the white chocolate:) Love the texture too!


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