February 04, 2011

Cranberry Oat Cookies

We were snowed in again for a couple days this week and the occasion called for some home made cookies. We had no chocolate chips in the house and I was in the mood to try something new anyway, so I searched and found this recipe. I still had a couple bags of frozen cranberries from the holidays so we tried these out.

Cranberry Oat Cookies

1 stick softened butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs

1/2 tsp of salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup oats
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/2 cups cranberries (about half a bag)

In a large bowl, cream together butter, vanilla and sugars. Add the eggs and beat until fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining dry ingredients then mix with the rest. Fold in the cranberries.

Bake at 350 degrees oven for 11-13 minutes or until lightly brown. Let cool on the pan for about 10 minutes then remove to cool completely.

The cranberries burst and bleed when baking, it makes for a messy cookie sheet! But they are so so good, I just love oatmeal cookies and the cranberries add a pop of tangy tartness. A nice change from the same old same old. Try them!

1 comment:

Dagni said...

Those sound BETTER than chocolate ship cookies. I'd like to taste some of them.