white chocolate and cranberry oatmeal cookies

Remember awhile ago when I organized a fundraiser bake sale?  I blogged about the delicious cranberry orange mini loaves but not about the other things we made.  “Why” you might ask?  Well, I thought that the pictures I took somehow were eaten by my camera and were never to be found again, as I couldn’t find them on my camera.  Well glory hallelujah I found them!  I forgot I had taken the pictures on my friend’s camera, not mine…silly me.  

I am so happy the mystery was solved because these were some dang good cookies that I made!  I thought they would be a nice alternative to the typical chocolate chip cookies that you find at bake sales, and they were definitely a huge hit.  I really love the combination of white chocolate and cranberries, and the two were perfect in the chewy oatmeal cookie.  So the next time you are contemplating what type of cookie to make, think of these!  They are a perfect mid-day treat or after-dinner dessert with a glass of milk.  Oh, and I dare you to not try the cookie dough…
White Chocolate and Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
3/4-1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup white chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper.  

In large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.  

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and whisk to combine.  Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.  Add the oats and stir with wooden spoon.  

Lastly, add in the cranberries and white chocolate chips, and stir to combine.  

Drop spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets and bake 8-12 minutes, until lightly browned.  This is a pretty big window of time, but you want to make sure they don’t get overdone.  Make sure you watch them on the first batch to see when they start to turn golden, then use that time for the rest of the batches.  Let cool, then enjoy!

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