Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • zest from one orange
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

Turn your oven on to 350 degrees

In a mixing bowl, cream together your sugars and butter.

Add your eggs and vanilla and orange zest and cream together till fluffy.

Stir together your dry ingredients with a whisk

Add to your mixing bowl and mix only till flour is incorporated (otherwise tough cookies). Then throw in your oats and give it a few more whirls.

Now comes the cranberries, white chocolate chips and walnuts. I wanted to let you know of a little trick of mine to "unclump" your cranberries or raisins when you need to add them in the baking process. I dust them with a bit of flour and mix them up with a spoon till they are all coated with a dusting of flour. This helps  to get them in individual pieces which then gets distributed through  the cookie dough a lot more evenly.

Throw these yummy morsels in your mixture and give one last good whirl. It should look something like this:

Ok take a cookie sheet and line with parchment paper or a Silpat (way better than greasing a cookie sheet I find the extra fat burns the bottom of the cookies faster, parchment is a great way to get perfect cookies, less messy and doesn't stick!! Place them evenly on the cookie sheet. Also important is keep the size of your cookies consistent. I use a cookie scooper they will cook more evenly if they are all the same size.

In the oven they go at 350 degrees for about 12 min depending on the size of your cookie. Mine are pretty big :)  Turn your cookie sheet around 1/2 way through cooking will also help them cook more evenly :)

Ta daaaa!!

  

 

[recipe title="Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies" servings="2 dozen" time="1hr" difficulty="easy"]

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • zest from one orange
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

Turn your oven on to 350 degrees

In a mixing bowl, cream together your sugars and butter.

Add your eggs and vanilla and orange zest and cream together till fluffy.

Stir together your dry ingredients with a whisk.

Add to your mixing bowl and mix only till flour is incorporated (otherwise tough cookies). Then throw in your oats and give it a few more whirls.

Now comes the cranberries, white chocolate chips and walnuts. I wanted to let you know of a little trick of mine to "unclump" your cranberries or raisins when you need to add them in the baking process. I dust them with a bit of flour and mix them up with a spoon till they are all coated with a dusting of flour. This helps  to get them in individual pieces which then gets distributed through  the cookie dough a lot more evenly.

Throw these yummy morsels in your mixture and give one last good whirl.

Ok take a cookie sheet and line with parchment paper or a Silpat (way better than greasing a cookie sheet I find the extra fat burns the bottom of the cookies faster, parchment is a great way to get perfect cookies, less messy and doesn't stick!! Place them evenly on the cookie sheet. Also important is keep the size of your cookies consistent. I use a cookie scooper they will cook more evenly if they are all the same size.

In the oven they go at 350 degrees for about 12 min depending on the size of your cookie. Mine are pretty big :)  Turn your cookie sheet around 1/2 way through cooking will also help them cook more evenly :)

Let cool on a wire rack, enjoy!

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