Oatmeal Cookies

I thought that “Cranberry-White Chocolate-Pecan-Oatmeal Cookies” was too long of a title for this post, so unlike these cookies, I kept it simple. 055

I had some pretty amazing Cranberry Oatmeal cookies from Whole Foods a couple months ago. I’m not a huge fan of raisins- so I thought this was a really great alternative and was really looking forward to making some of my own. 050

And, just in time for Thanksgiving, what’s better than a cranberry filled cookie? Maybe one that also has white chocolate and toasted pecans. 051

If you had told me 20 years ago that I would ever bake or eat a cookie like this, I never would have believed you. Fruit and nuts were not my idea of dessert and did not belong in a cookie. 052

I guess I’ve finally grown up. My parents may be just as shocked when they see me eating these as they are when the watch me eat broccoli, all types of seafood and green pasta. Obviously, not my favorites when I was younger. 053

These cookies are absolutely delicious and so very easy to make. I suggest you try them out for Thanksgiving. Along with Pecan Bars, of course.

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Cranberry-White Chocolate-Pecan-Oatmeal Cookies

Adapted from This Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1-1/4 cups toasted pecans

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients. Add to butter mixture and stir until well blended. Add dried cranberries, white chocolate chips and pecans. Drop by teaspoonful onto parchment covered baking sheet. (I used a 2 tsp ice cream scoop). Bake about 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly golden. Cool.

I ended up with about 80 little cookies. Plenty to share!!!

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2 responses to “Oatmeal Cookies

  1. I’m going to have to try these. I was just wondering how white chocolate, cranberries, and nuts would taste like in a monster cookie.

  2. Pingback: White Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Raisin Cookies | Luv What You Do

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