Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies



I got up with the birds on Sunday morning, and since I had the luxury of time – I decided to make a batch of cookie dough for the great holiday bake-off of 2014. In the next two weeks or so, I’ll steal bits of time here and there and mix up various batches of dough for the freezer, so I can do my baking all in one shot! These cookies are chewy, and the addition of the cranberries add a nice tang. Since there’s oatmeal in them – I’m pretty sure it’s okay to have a few for breakfast! 


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 350º. In a small bowl, soak the dried cranberries in hot water, set aside.

2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars, then add the egg and vanilla.

3. In a medium bowl whisk the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together and add it to the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in the oatmeal.

4. Drain the cranberries, pat dry with a paper towel and add to the dough. Drop by tablespoon onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until lightly golden. Let sit for 5 minutes after removing them from the oven, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Makes 2 dozen cookies.

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