Monday, December 16, 2013

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these for a couple of different events recently and they were a hit! My resident chef (AKA Dad) has proclaimed that these now have the distinct honor of being his favorite cookie LOL. They are perfect for Christmas (or any time you can justify baking a yummy batch of cookies!) Hope you enjoy!!

Yield: 70 cookies

1 c. butter, slightly softened
1 1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
3/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 c. self-rising flour
1 c. oats
1 1/2 c. dried cranberries
1 c. white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together butter and sugars.
Add one egg and mix until fully incorporated, then add second egg and vanilla. Mix.
Add flour gradually, scraping down sides of bowl.
Mix until just incorporated; over-mixing results in tough cookies.
Stir in oats, cranberries and white chocolate chips.
Roll dough into 1/2" balls. (I have found that moistening my hands regularly with water makes this process much easier as this is a very sticky dough).
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving about 2" between each cookie.
Bake 8-10 minutes, just until edges of cookies are very slightly brown. Don't over-bake!
Let cookies cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.