Saturday, December 12, 2009
Chewy Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips
Ahhh.... I love oatmeal cookies. Chewy crispy crunchy oatmeal cookies are my favorites! I adapted this recipe so that it would have some holiday flair. I substituted the raisins for the dried cranberries and added some white chocolate chips.
I have to let you in on a little secret. The recipe on the back of the Dole raisin box blows all the other oatmeal raisin recipes out of the water. Really, its that good. I will copy the original recipe for you and then write the edits in red. I highly suggest you try both recipes... Immediately!
Prep time: 15 minutes Bake time: 15 - 20 minutes
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon (did not use for the cranberry recipe)
1/4 tsp nutmeg (omited for cranberry recipe)
1/4 tsp salt (I always omit)
3/4 cups of margarine, softened
3/4 cups of packed brown sugar
3/4 cups of granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups of old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups of Dole raisins (I used 1 cup of dried cranberries and 1 cup of white chocolate chips)
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in bowl and set aside.
Beat butter and sugars together. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture until well blended. Stir in oats and raisins (or cranberries and white chocolate chips).
Drop by spoonfuls on to ungreased baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
Bake at 375 F for 10 -12 minutes. Let cool on wire racks. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.