November 13, 2010

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I know it's not time to be thinking about Christmas. We still have two weeks to go before Thanksgiving. But I've already finalized my Thanksgiving menu and have no need to test out any recipes. I'll be serving most of the same dishes from last year, with a few changes. I had a free Saturday morning, which is when I usually bake something for the week. So, I decided to try out a cookie recipe for Christmas! 

  • 3/4 c. butter, softened
  • 2/3 c. packed dark brown sugar
  • a little more than 1 1/2 c. oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 c. dried cranberries
  • 2/3 c. white chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment.
2. In bowl of stand mixer, combine butter and brown sugar and beat on medium high until light and fluffy in texture and color, about 3 minutes, while you gather other ingredients.
3. In large bowl, combine oatmeal, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt, stirring to combine.
4. To butter and sugar add eggs, one at a time, beating to combine well after each addition, then add vanilla.
5. Stop mixer, scrape down the sides of the bowl and turn back on lowest setting.
6. Add oatmeal mixture, then cranberries and white chocolate, beating just until barely combined. Remove bowl from stand mixer and bring over to baking sheets. Best way to do this is with your fingers (albeit messy) 7. Pick up loose balls of dough about 2 to 2.5 inches in diameter and place onto baking sheets at least 2 inches apart (I place 11 cookies on each sheet, dividing dough into 22 cookies total). If you have leftover cranberries and white chocolate chips, top cookies with a couple of each.
8. Place in preheated oven and bake for exactly 10 minutes.
9. Remove from oven, cookies will be slightly golden around edges and middles look a bit underdone.
10. Let cool 5 minutes on cookies sheets and then place on wire racks to cool completely before serving.

It looks like a lot of steps but it's actually pretty easy. And they are sooo good, I've already had four. :)

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