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Festive Cranberry Oat Cookies

 Festive Cranberry Oat Cookies
These cookies that I adapted from another recipe call to mind ones my mother used to bake. Instead of stirring in raisins like she did, though, I add bright red cranberries for festive flair.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2/3 cup vanilla or white chips

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs; mix well. Combine
  • the dry ingredients; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in
  • the remaining ingredients. Drop by tablespoonfuls 3-in. apart onto
  • ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until
  • golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 200 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 165 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.