Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cranberry and Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

This is probably my favorite cookie recipe to make and to eat (and that's saying something because I don't usually like to eat the things I bake. Weird, I know.) What I love about this is that it's super easy. You can start with just the oatmeal part (or even keep it that way if you like it as it is) and literally just throw whatever you have on hand into it and it'll come out absolutely delicious. Ask anyone I've ever given baked goods, this is definitely my go-to.

The Ingredients:
-1 cup butter, softened (you can also substitute this with vegetable shortening instead and it'll give you a mostly crunchy cookie, which my family prefers)
-1 cup brown sugar
-1 cup granulated sugar
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-2 eggs, room temperature
-2 cups all purpose flour
-2 cups quick cooking oats
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 cup dried cranberries
-1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (if you don't have any chocolate chips, just chop up your favorite chocolate bar!)

The Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
3. Add vanilla, then eggs one at a time, making sure the eggs are fully incorporated.
4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oats, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
5. Add half the dry mixture to the wet and mix until it's incorporated, then mix in the rest of the dry.
6. Add the cranberries and chocolate chips and stir in by hand.
7. Spoon out onto an ungreased baking sheet. I usually lay down a silicon mat or some parchment paper.
8. Flatten the cookie dough onto the baking sheet before baking (this cookie doesn't really spread out much during baking)
9. Bake until the cookies are golden brown.
10. Enjoy with some coffee or a glass of milk!


  1. I love how thin your cookies came out. Adds to the crispiness. I don't like the super thick cookies.

  2. I think it's the Asian in us lol my family doesn't like the super thick ones either.

  3. LOL yeah asians def. like crispy baked goods.. my mom always wants the dark almost burnt parts and we love crusty brownie crusts ahahhaaha