Only Easy: Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

By Misty I.

May 20, 2020

Ahhh, the humble cranberry oatmeal cookie. My sons actually prefer its blend of oats, brown sugar. and sweet cranberries over chocolate chips cookies. I too love these cranberry oatmeal cookies and have to stop myself from wanting to eat these suckers for breakfast with my coffee! You’ve been warned.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ (14 Tbsp.) blocks of butter, softened (salted)
  • 1 C. sugar
  • ¼ C. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 C. flour
  • ¾ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ C. cranberries (or sub up to 1 C. SS chocolate chips)
  • 2 C. old-fashioned or quick oats

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter and both sugars until fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla to the creamed butter/sugar mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and set aside.
  5. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture until combined.
  6. Add oats and cranberries.
  7. Scoop batter with a cookie scoop and roll into a ball. Place rolled balls onto a cookie sheet and press down slightly.
  8. Do not overcrowd the pan, cookies will spread.
  9. Bake for 13-16 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and let cookies cool on the sheet for 10 minutes before moving.

That’s it, only easy!

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