Friday, October 16, 2009

Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies


As the temperature gets cooler I instantly go into winter mode. I feel an urge to grab a blanket and snuggle in front of the TV with a cup of steaming coffee in my hands. Having forgotten what the sun looked like thanks to the rainy and cloudy weather for more than a week, my winter mode experience was intensified. I was automatically transported to that cozy and wonderful time where the cool weather forces you to stay inside not feeling guilty about reading your favorite book, catching up on your favorite shows or baking something yummy in the kitchen. Heaven. Then I hear my son sneeze. It's OK. Another sneeze. It is probably just allergies. Yet another sneeze. Hmmm. One day and a phone call from my son's school later, all that joyful winter sensation went away as fast as it had come. Two weeks and three sick family members later, all I can say is, "I am glad I baked while I could."

These cookies are chewy and delicious! Hope you enjoy them as we did!


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup craisins
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350˚. Mix all ingredients except oats, flour, craisins, and chocolate chips. Stir in oats, flour, craisins, and chocolate chips.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake until light brown (about 10 min). Make sure you don't overbake them so they don't lose their chewy consistency.


Memória said...

Ooooo, I bet these cookies are full of yummy flavor. I'm bookmarking this recipe.

BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog.

CrumbsandPixels said...

Thanks Memória!!! The cookies are sooo flavorful they will make your whole house smell like heaven. I enjoyed your post about the coffee ice cream so much that I can't wait to try it! Hopefully while I still have some of these cookies left!