Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
- 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
- 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture. Stir in the oats, raisins, cranberries and orange peel. Stir in baking chips.
- 2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: 6 dozen.
1 cookie: 89 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Reviews for Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
"Really good! Easy to adapt for your own personal taste or if you don't have some ingredients which is usually really hard and dangerous when it comes to baking. I didn't have raisins, an orange to zest or white baking chips. So instead I omitted raisins all together, used mini chocolate chips, and used a bag of crasins I had in the pantry. The results were nothing short of spectacular. The only other thing I adjusted was the size of my cookie. Instead of doing rounded teaspoons I did rounded tablespoons so it didn't make as many cookies your yield would make 6 batches (12 cookies per batch) where mine had a yield of 4. If I would have added the raisins though I probably would have been at 5. Another wonderful thing I found with this recipe besides the taste was that it was all real easy, simple ingredients that most people would have at home and not have to run to the store for. So because of the taste, easy ingredients, and its adaptability I gave it a five star rating. Great job and thank you so much for sharing."
"After reading some of the previous reviews, I decided to substitute dried cranberries for the raisins. We thought the flavor combination of cranberries, orange and vanilla chips was fantastic!"
"Omitted the raisins and forgot the orange! Substituted almond flavoring for vanilla -- used splenda and two cups of fresh cranberries quartered... very good because we like the tartness of cranberries. Just wish I could find mini vanilla chips because I think that would make them better texture wise!"
"Left out the raisins. Really good flavor. Made these to go on the Christmas goodie trays for neighbors. Yummy and pretty cookies! Hubby really loved them."
"Very tasty. I did not have any raisins so added dried cranberries instead. A nice addition for those who do not like raisins. I noted that the amount of salt is not listed. I added 1/4 tsp of salt."
"My husband and I make these cookies, minus the orange zest, plus walnuts. Delicious cookies for anytime. They are colorful for the holidays."
"EXCELLENT cookies! I left out the orange zest as I dont care for orange flavor. Lovely soft and chewy cookies...will be making them again and again!! Also..I tried some with a browned butter glaze drizzle..out of this world!!"
"I dug out a 2008 issue of "Best Loved Cookies & Bars" to start my holiday baking. Found this recipe and made them today. I have never felt the need to write a review, until now. These cookies are yummy! and I'm not a star baker :) The orange zest brings all the ingredients together. If I can make these cookies so can you !!!! Enjoy and thanks Pat for sharing your recipe. Now, I think I'll have to make more, cause my husband just walked out with 2 dozen of them for meeting :) Happy Holidays !!!!"
"This recipe is excellent. My son's teenage friends "beg" me to make these. I also made them for my mother-in-law to take to her 50th High School reunion (10 dozen) and there wasn't a one left. I'm making them today to take to her house for Thanksgiving tomorrow. Excellent, excellent recipe!!!!!"
"I used dried cranberries, left out the raisina and I added 1 tsp of cinnamin.Very good"
"This recipe is one of my favorites. The cookies are easy to make and they are always a hit whenever I make them."
"I have made these cookies for every Chrismas gathering and throughout the year. Wonderful!!!"
"My family absolutely loves these cookies."
"Are these a crisp or cakelike cookies. DH prefers the Crisp ones or maybe crisp on outside and chewy inside. thanks"