Oatmeal cookies are my favorite. So many different ingredients can be added to make each recipe unique. These cranberry oatmeal chip cookies are festive and perfect for the holidays.
This recipe was originally created and posted in 2014 for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap . Food bloggers from all over the world shared their favorite cookie recipes. In year three I wanted to enter, but since my blog was new I did not meet the requirements then. I was really sad that could not participate. I crossed my fingers in year four when I entered. To my delight, I was accepted.
The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap was not just a platform for sharing yummy recipes. Entrance fees for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap also went to Cookies for Kids Cancer, an organization dedicated to funding new therapies to help in the fight against pediatric cancer.
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Each blogger sent out a dozen cookies from the recipe shared to three different bloggers. I sent cookies to another blogger here is Pennsylvania, another is Georgia, and a third in Utah. I had so much fun baking and packaging them up. The postal worker at my local post office thought I was crazy. The cute boxes I packed the cookies in caused me to have to purchase a bigger box and therefore pay for extra postage. She said “next time use bags”.
Get the Recipe
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup butter softened at room temperature
- 1 egg at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl combine dry ingredients: flours, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oats.
In a mixing bowl cream butter with sugars.
Add in vanilla and maples syrup.
Beat in egg.
In small batches stir dry ingredients into wet until combined.
Slowly stir in nuts, dried cranberries, and white chocolate chips.
Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake 10 minutes.
Let cool for 3-5 minutes.
This post was originally posted in 2014. The post has been updated in 2016.