Friday, October 19, 2012

Amazing Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know that sugar is bad for me, but sometimes it is so hard to resist the temptation. Especially when I have dried cranberries and white chocolate chips at home. I was not planning on buying any more but needed to get rid of the ones I had. My husband's upcoming birthday and Boss's Day were my perfect excuses to bake, and I made mouthwatering Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip cookies.  Moreover, we have an unannounced competition at work called "Become an Awesome Baker like Laura Borsick," who spoils us with her yummy creations by sending them with her husband who works with us.  As you see, these cookies were meant to be!

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

- 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 5-ounce package dried cranberries
- 1 1/3 cup white chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Soak cranberries in hot water for about 20 minutes. I put them in a bowl, boiled some water in a kettle (you can also microwave some water in a mug for about a minute) and poured it over the cranberries.

Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, beat softened butter (or margarine) and brown sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

Butter and sugar together before beating

Add eggs and olive oil, 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 dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.  I baked them for about 16 minutes because they did not look done to me at 12 minutes, but I think it will vary depending on your oven.  Cool on wire rack.

Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies (I used two cookie sheets).


*If you are sending them in the mail like I did for my husband's birthday, add a piece of bread to keep the cookies moist. 

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