Friday, April 16, 2010

Maple cranberry oatmeal cookies

Maple cranberry oatmeal cookies / Cookies de aveia, xarope de bordo e cranberries

Certain ingredients or types of food automatically remind me of certain people – does that happen to you, too?

Every time I make something with maple syrup I think of Brilynn – she hasn’t written on her beautiful blog lately, but I’m glad that now I can follow her on Twitter.

Maple cranberry oatmeal cookies
from Big Fat Cookies

1 ¾ cups (245g) all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ cup (1 stick/113g) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup (175g) packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup (66g) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
½ cup (120ml) maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups (200g) oatmeal (not quick cooking)
1 ½ cups (165g) dried cranberries

Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Line two large baking sheets with baking paper.

Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smoothly blended, about 1 minute. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed during mixing. On low speed, add the eggs, maple syrup and vanilla and mix until blended, about 1 minute. Mix in the flour mixture to incorporate it. Mix in the oatmeal, then the cranberries.
Using an ice cream scoop or ¼ cup (60ml) measuring cup, scoop mounds of dough onto the prepared sheets, spacing the cookies at least 6cm (2 ½in) apart.
Bake the cookies one sheet at a time until the tops feel firm and the tops and bottoms are lightly browned, about 18 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then use a wide metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
The cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Makes 15 cookies – I halved the recipe above, used 1 leveled tablespoon of dough per cookie and got 26


Valen said...

What good lookin cookies! I love oatmeal cookies and I love changing it up with different add ins and flavors!

Paula said...

oatmeal cookies are one of my fav especially with chocolate sauce!

Cookie said...

Maple and oatmeal, what a great combo!

Katie said...

I think oat cookies are my favourites. Love the sound of the added maple, yummy

Jessica said...

I love oatmeal cookies. They remind me of my Dad, God rest his soul. They make me feel warm and happy inside. These look great!

Cynthia said...

Just letting you know that I am here - gawking, sighing, bookmarking :)

Jim said...

Fabulous. I recently made a similar, but not so luxurious (read: w/ maple syrup!)batch of my own.

Where do you find dried cranberries in Brazil?!

You have EVERYTHING in São Paulo!

Definitely food-jealous.

Thanks for another great adventure.

Anne said...

I have all those ingredients apart from the oatmeal in my kitchen, wishing I could eat these right now as look scrummy but will have to add oatmeal to my shopping list and impatiently wait!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Valen, thank you! I love the tart touch given by the cranberries.

Paula, that chocolate sauce sounds wonderful, yum!

Cookie, thank you for stopping by!

Katie, I love oat cookies, too - especially with dried fruit.

Cynthia, my dear, it's always wonderful seeing you around. :)

Jim, I brought these from a trip abroad, and not until very recently we could find dried cranberries here. Luckily we can now, at Empório Santa Maria and Casa Santa Luzia.

Anne, thank you for stopping by! Hope you like the recipe!

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm maple + oatmeal in a cookie = delicious.

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