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Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

I think we have lots of cookie recipes, but here is just one more which I really like.  Would you believe that I belong to a knitting group?  I am not a crafty person at all,  but I must admit I enjoy knitting and sharing life with other women. And there's always a cookie or two. Here's another tried and tasty recipe to add to your list. 

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. 
  2. Beat in egg and vanilla
  3. Slowly add flour and dry ingredients into butter mixture. 
  4. Stir in rolled oats, almonds, and cranberries.
  5. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls on prepared cookie sheets and flatten with a fork.
  6. Bake in oven at 350° for 12 minutes or until edges are golden.
  7. Let stand on cookie sheet for 5 minutes prior to removing cookies to a rack.
Tip: Old fashioned oats are rolled whole-grain oat kernels which are flattened.  Quick oats or instant oats are first cut into smaller pieces before being rolled.  This makes it much easier for quick oats to absorb water than an old-fashioned oat. You can substitute the oats but realize that your cooking times will vary. 

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  1. Thanks for a recipe using whole wheat flour. I have some dried cranberries left from winter baking, so here goes!

  2. The perfect way to warm up the kitchen on this cold day!


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