Friday, April 19, 2013

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

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Ever just cannot sleep?  I mean you toss and turn, and toss and turn?  That is exactly what happened last night.  I just could not shut my brain off no matter how hard I tried.
So off I went into the kitchen.  What relaxes me and always put's me in a good mood?  You got it!!

These cookies are just absolutely delicious.  I cannot even begin the praises of this very simple but out of this world cookie.  They are chock full of oatmeal, dried cranberries, the most warming of spices...
Just a simple "mmmmmm" will explain.  Did I mention how easy these are to make too?  I didn't?  Well, just call me sleep deprived.

This is a recipe I have adopted from the Food Network.  I will link you the recipe, and give you my 3 additions.

Ready for the recipe?  Here we go;

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10-12 minutes
Yield: 32-34 cookies

Oatmeal Cranberry recipe can be found HERE.

For this amazing recipe, these are my only variations:

  1. Add 1 tsp grated orange zest to flour and sugar mixture, cream as instructed.
  2. Increase flour to 1-3/4 cups
  3. Place cookie dough in refrigerator for 1/2 hour prior to baking.

-By adding the orange zest to the butter mixture, you are actually enhancing that amazing cardamom and cinnamon... you are bringing those levels to well, sky high!  Not too much orange, you don't want to overpower it, just 1 tsp.  As Goldilocks says; "just right"!

-I like cookies with substance to them.  I want a cookie that I can bite into, does that makes sense?  By increasing the flour by just a little, we can make sure we have a nice cookie to hold on to, or better yet, bite into.  What?

-By placing the cookie dough in the refrigerator prior to baking we are ensuring that the dough will firm up just a little bit, so when baking, it doesn't flatten as much.  After 1/2 an hour of chilling, bring dough out and scoop out and bake as directed in recipe.
I know, I'm full of information...
"Another double espresso please, no lemon" *grin*

So here you are my friends.  Amazing cookies that are a snap to whip up and are absolutely delicious!!

Till next time!!

Dishin with Didi


  1. What a great recipe Didi! You know I'll be giving these a try for sure:)

    1. Linda dolly I do hope you try them, so easy and absolutely delicious!!

  2. Es una delicia de galletas quiero probar se ve muy rico,abrazos y abrazos.

  3. I seriously hate raisins, and substitute craisins as much as possible. I bet the orange zest in combination with the cranberries is amazing! I am going to try this!!

    1. Jennifer, I love raisins, but my two youngest do not. I've since interchanged the raisins with dried cherries, cranberries, dried strawberries...

      I gotta be honest with you, I'm like the various others better!! ♥ Awesome taste you have my friend!!

  4. These look and sound Didi-lightful! Pinned! ♥