- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Reviews for Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
"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."
"I thought they were a good blend of somewhat healthy (oats, fresh cranberries, raisins) and chocolate chips. I cut down the sugar a little, and they were still yummy enough to disappear quickly."
"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."
"I have been making these cookies for well over 10 years. They are my most requested and popular Christmas cookie. They are just a delicious burst of flavor. I'm making some now!!!"
"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!!"
"These are excellent. This is a soft, chewy cookie with a wonderful blend of sweet and tangy flavors. One of my favorite TOH cookie recipes."
"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 !!!!"