Tonight I made a quick, easy recipe by Martha Stewart.
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies!
They turned out moist, chewy and delicious. The oatmeal and cranberries taste perfect together.
This recipe is from Martha’s ‘Holiday Cookies 2001’, and they definitely are Christmas cookies but who says you can only have cranberry cookies at Christmas?! I love cranberry and wanted to try them out. These cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie though, and I’ll definitely be making these again in December… maybe add some white chocolate chips next time!
I followed her recipe exactly except for the following…
– I added 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
– I did not use the bottom of a glass to flatten the cookies out. I prefer the cookies a bit thicker.
– I only baked them for about 11 minutes each, (instead of 16-18 minutes like stated in the recipe) to keep them chewy.
Martha Stewart’s Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup dried cranberries
STEP 1: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the vanilla, milk, and eggs. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars, and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low, gradually add milk mixture, and beat well. Add the flour mixture, and beat until just combined. Remove bowl from the electric mixer, and stir in the oats and cranberries. Place dough in the refrigerator until firm, at least 2 hours or overnight.
STEP 2: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside. Shape 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball; place on one of the prepared sheets. Repeat with the remaining dough, placing 3 inches apart. Press with the bottom of a glass to flatten dough into 2-inch-diameter rounds.
STEP 3: Bake until golden but still soft in center, 16 to 18 minutes, rotating halfway through. Remove from oven; transfer with parchment to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.