Thursday, June 16, 2011

White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

I was involved in a secret Santa exchange last Christmas. Along with the small gift, each participant included their favorite Christmas cookie. We tend to do mostly decorative cookies at Christmas time, so these were first made in January. They were a huge hit with most of my family. They are rich, but not as much as I had feared. The dried cranberries provide the needed tartness. They are a nice change from regular oatmeal or chocolate chip cookies, without a lot of fuss.

White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cups oats
3/4 cup dried cranberries
6 ounces white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degree. In a large bowl, combine the sugar brown sugar and butter; mix well to cream together. Add egg and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Add cinnamon, baking soda, salt and flour. Mix well. Fold in the oatmeal, cranberries, and white chocolate chips. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place 3 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes, just until the edges are lightly golden.

1 comment:

Melinda said...

Thank goodness you put this recipe on your blog. I lost my original copy. LOL They are going to taste good on Sunday.