Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Adam's Famous Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

By popular demand (okay, two of you), and because my apartment smells so good right now I have to share the joy, here is the cookie recipe.

It's adapted from the recipe on the Ocean Spray Craisins bag, but my way is simply better. :-) (Theirs calls for white chocolate, and while I like white chocolate, since Craisins are already heavily sweetened the dark makes for a better, not so overwhelmingly sugary balance. And I added the cinnamon.)

Ingredients:

2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (or less, to taste)
6 ounces sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup dark chocolate chips (more chocolate is always acceptable, though if you go overboard the cookies will fall apart -- I recommend Ghirardelli "double chocolate" chips)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter or margarine and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in sweetened dried cranberries and chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

Makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen cookies.


It's an amazingly easy recipe, and also very easy to double if you need more. Nutritional info is on the Ocean Spray site, but I refuse to post that here! Enjoy!

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