I’m having so much fun with our weekly cookie exchanges. I love seeing what you gals bring! We still have three more weeks in our Plan To Eat Cookie Exchange, so keep ’em coming! At the bottom of this post you’ll find instructions on how to share your cookie links.
This week I’m sharing the Sweetie Pie’s favorite cookie. A few years ago I noticed this recipe on the back of the bag of dried cranberries and tried it out. It was an instant success. It’s not exactly “healthy”, but you could call it a healthy-er cookie–it has oatmeal in it.
You could swap out the dried cranberries for an unsweetened dried fruit, like apricots maybe, but your cookies won’t be as festive. If I’m making these as everyday cookies I use whole wheat flour and half of the sugar. But at Christmas we allow ourselves to indulge and use white flour and full on sugar.
Course: Treats (Bars, Balls, and Cookies)
- 2⁄3 cup butter or margarine softened
- 2⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 5-ounce package Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries
- 2⁄3 cup white chocolate chunks or chips
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- Using an electric mixer, beat butter or margarine and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in dried cranberries and white chocolate chunks.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
- Makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
Rules for Sharing:
The rules for sharing are simple: If you take a cookie (link from this post to your blog) you should leave a cookie (link from your blog back to this post).
If you’re linking to a recipe in your Plan to Eat account, you don’t need to bother with “leaving a cookie”. Just copy and paste the web address for your recipe from your Plan to Eat account.
How to Get Your Cookies Onto the Goodie Table:
I really want this to be easy and accessible to everyone, so leave me a comment if you have trouble. I’ll do my best to help you out. It’s a little bit harder than just setting a tray of cookies on the table, but I promise it’s pretty easy. Just click on the link below that says “Click to view/add link” and follow the directions.
This is our first time using linkies on Plan to Eat. We appreciate your grace as work out any bugs that may occur.
Share Your Christmas Cookie Link