Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I”m always interested in trying out a new recipe when I bake. This morning was no exception when I was looking to use up a few ingredients that have been taking up room in the cupboard: white chocolate chips, dried cranberries & walnuts.

One of my favorite cookies to make (& eat) are Cranberry White Chocolate Chip & Cookies. So, this morning I thought I’d add a few more items and see how it turned out. The flavor in these cookies are amazing and I think part of that is due to the assembly. This is first time I”ve put together a cookie recipe that required me to melt all the butter and mix it with brown sugar and an egg. I also have found that the honey called for in this recipes adds flavor.

I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do!

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled until slightly warmed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purposed flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees. By hand or mixer, blend together butter, brown sugar and honey. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. In a large bowl, stir together flour, oats, soda, salt and cinnamon; add to butter mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Place 1 1/2′ pieces of dough on ungreased cookie sheet, about 2″ apart and bake until edges are lightly browned and centers are still soft, about 12-15 minutes. Cool completely.

Confetti Cookies

A few years ago a friend of mine visited and brought a sweet treat – cookies. Soon after giving them to me she explained she made them from a box of cake mix. I didn’t even know that was possible – but it seemed like a very simple, enjoyable way to make cookies if you only have an hour or so to spare.

This morning I thought I’d give it a shot since I had the desire to bake cookies but also have a productive day off getting some errands done. I was pleased with the results and look forward to purchasing some cake mixes on sale in the future for a rainy (lazy) cookie making day.

Here are the three things you need : cake mix, 2 eggs & 1/3 cup oil. Yep – THAT SIMPLE!!

Here are directions:

Mix all ingredients until moist.

Form into 1 inch balls. I used our coffee scoop’s 1 tbspoon side to do so.

(compliments to Crate & Barrel for this tool!)

Next you will want to use the bottom of a floured drinking glass to gently flatten cookies, about 1/4 inch in thickness.

Place on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 6-8 minutes (until golden brown corners) in a 375 degree oven.

Cool on pan one minute, transfer to cookie racks.

and of course….ENJOY!