Monday, December 28, 2009

One of the Seven Wonders of Cookie World

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
(based on the Joy of Cooking's Classic Oatmeal Cookies)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Beat until well blended:
~1 cup (two sticks) softened butter
~1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
~1/4 cup white sugar
~2 eggs
~3 teaspoons vanilla

Whisk together:
~1 3/4 cups flour
~3/4 teaspoon baking soda
~3/4 teaspoon baking powder
~1/4 teaspoon salt
~1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
~1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Add dry ingredients to butter/sugar mixture and mix until smooth and homogeneous.

Add to the dough:
~3 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
~1 (generous) cup of dried cranberries
~1 cup white chocolate chips

Mix until the oats, cranberries, and white chocolate chips are evenly distributed. Form dough into two-tablespoon balls (this is where this kind of tool comes in handy). Place the cookies about two inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press the balls of dough into 1/2 inch circles. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the just the edges of the cookies are golden; they should still be soft on top. Let the cookies cool and become more firm on the cookie sheet for 2-5 minutes before transferring them to a rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container, and enjoy!

1 comment:

Tammie said...

i love the title. :) they were good. your dad's cookies are disappearing, and he hasn't even eaten any yet. . .