27 July 2009

Craisin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bad news or good news first?

Okay, the bad news.

Chances are I will not be blogging for the next week or two. I'm going to try, but I can't make promises. Tomorrow I leave for Wyoming, a 2 week road trip with my best friend to see things like: the Tetons, Yellowstone, Devils Tower, and the Badlands. It's gonna be bad ass for sure. There should be about 3 million photos of our trip, including some of us cooking over the campfire. If I am able to blog, I will, if not there's always the good news:

Good news: If I am not able to blog, that means you have 2 weeks to read through my previous posts, testing out recipes you've been putting off, without getting overwhelmed with new ideas. It also means that you have 2 weeks to look forward to what I will have to post when I get back. Exciting right? Woo!

More good news: Yesterday I whipped up a batch of delicious Craisin Oatmeal Cookies. They are delicious. And I'm going to share them with you.

Craisin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
isabella j on tasty kitchen

  • ⅔ cups Butter, Softened
  • ⅔ cups Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1-½ cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ⅔ cups Chocolate Chips (eyeballed - I didn't want the chocolate overpowering)
  • 6 ounces Sweetened Dried Cranberries (I added a bunch more)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Beat together butter, vanilla and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to batter in several additions, mixing well after each.
  5. Stir in cranberries and chocolate chips.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto un-greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. These bake up “puffier” than regular oatmeal cookies that spread out flat.
The recipe says it makes 24 cookies. I made about 17 large cookies and pressed them down a little because of the amount of dough I was using. I cooked these for approximately 15 minutes, until golden brown. These would be awesome as ice cream sandwiches...yum!

1 comment :

  1. I love the tartness of the cranberries and the sweet depth of the chocolate paired together. Yummy!!