Monday, February 11, 2008

Cranberry white chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Cranberry white chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

I first tried cranberries (the dried ones) a while ago when the lovely JB – thank you, sweetie!! – sent me some by mail. I loved how tart they were. Delicious! I ate several right out of the bag and kept the rest to use in a special recipe. My thoughts were to try JB’s wonderful scones but at the same time I wanted to make something that would last longer, so I could enjoy it more. Like cookies. And these, my friends, are some very good cookies.

Sweet from the white chocolate and tart from the cranberries, with a touch of oatmeal so you won’t feel so guilty – oats are good for your, after all – these make a fantastic snack.

I got the recipe from MrsPresley’s beautiful blog; her cookies looked so good it was impossible for me to resist – I had to bake them.

The recipe yields a lot so make sure you have people to share the cookies with – I’m lucky Joao’s family is big, otherwise I’d be munching on these up until now. :)

Cranberry white chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

Cranberry white chocolate chip oatmeal cookies

3 eggs, well beaten
1 cup dried cranberries
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup (225g) butter, softened
1 cup (175g) light brown sugar
1 cup (200g) white sugar
2 ½ cups (350g) flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups (230g) oatmeal
1 cup (170g) white chocolate chips

Combine eggs, dried cranberries and vanilla in a bowl and let stand for 1 hour, covered with plastic wrap.

Preheat oven to 350ºF/175ºC and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift flour, salt, cinnamon and soda; set aside. Cream together butter and sugars. Add the flour mixture to sugar mixture. Mix well. Blend in egg-cranberry mixture and oatmeal. Dough will be stiff. Fold in the white chocolate chips.
Drop by leveled tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets, 2 inches (5cm) apart, or roll in small balls and flatten slightly on cookie sheet (I did the latter).
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Makes 75 cookies

Cranberry white chocolate chip oatmeal cookies


Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Dried cranberries have become the new raisins in our house. Of course we live here in cranberry country, near Cape Cod, so dried cranberries aren't new to us. They're now being sold as "craisins", which I think sounds so much more interesting than dried fruit!

Anonymous said...

Delicious! White chocolate is my favorite kind of chocolate and it's a great combination with the tart cranberries.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful combination of ingredients! You are the cookie queen. :):)

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I think white chocolate and cranberries are best friends and should always be together in cookies.

Peabody said...

Mmm, send some my way please.

Emily said...

I think you have a talent for making cookies. I've seen several cookie recipes from you, and they always look good.

MMM. I love oatmeal, cranberries, cinnamon, and white chocolate chips in a cookie. I would even throw in some toasted pecans in that batter.

Deborah said...

Yum! These sound wonderful!! And I agree with Emiline - you have some amazing cookies!

Brilynn said...

Those look awesome! Lately I've been really liking white chocolate in cookies, which is odd for me.

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

They look utterly delectable!

Sarah said...

Mmmmmmm...these flavors sound perfect together! I usually don't like white chocolate, but pair them with cranberries & I'll make an exception!

Jaime said...

MMMM, i'm so glad you liked these! i forget how many cookies this recipe yields! these are still among my favorite...

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

75 wonderful cookies for me to munch on with their dried cranberries and glorious white chocolate :D

test it comm said...

Those cookies look really good. I have been meaning to try making these cookies for a while now.

Manggy said...

Haha! Who cares about scones, right? Lovely cookies!!

Anonymous said...

Oh I absolutely love dried cranberries. When I'm not snacking on them, I'd be baking with them. They taste really great in brownies! Hehe :P And are those polkadot napkins? Pretty! :D

Anonymous said...

These look so tasty. I think I'd be in trouble with 75 of them!

Mary-Laure said...

These look so chewy and sweet/tart, YUM!

Anonymous said...

Oh my... these look delicious, Patricia! I love cranberry and white chocolate together!

Veron said...

those cookies look yummy! and I like how you justify the sweet and the tart to not feel guilty about eating these.

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm those look good. I've never actually had a white chocolate cranberry cookie, but then I am not a huge fan of dried cranberries. Paired with white chocolate I just might like the dried cranberries though!

Stella said...

Pat, I love your presentation:) I love cranberries in cookies, they add a slightly tangy taste to them. I bet your cookies were gone in one go=)

Sarah said...

I bet the combo of cranberry and white chocolate was just amazing. Yum!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I've never had a cranberry cookie before... and they sound perfect mized with white chocolate!! Droool!

Gigi said...

I never tire of white chocolate & cranberry. The cookies look gorgeous!

Karin W. said...

I must remember this recipe. Cranberries are widespread here, but I don't think anyone harvest them. Probably because lingonberries are more popular. They are distinctly tart too.

There is a growing popularity though - due to the health benefits. So, now we can purchase cranberry juice - made in USA.

Anonymous said...

I can't say I'm a real fan of white chocolate, but these still look wonderful all the same. :)

Elle said...

Good thing this recipe makes a lot...they look super good and yummy!

Cakebrain said...

craisins are so yummy! we grow cranberries in British Columbia so they're pretty abundant. Pairing them with white chocolate is outstanding! great idea!

Terry at Blue Kitchen said...

I love the mix of sweet and tart, Patricia. I also love your use of oatmeal to justify them as healthy!

Unknown said...

I always have a bag of dried cranberries around - they are the best! And I'm with Terry on the oatmeal!

KJ said...

This combines all my favourite cookie ingredients. I love the tart tang that canberries provide.

Anonymous said...

I'm not a big fan of white chocolate but I imagine it working well with the dried cranberries and oats :) Your cookies are always yummy looking!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Lydia, I like that name! And they taste delicious. JB also sent me a bag of orange flavoured cranberries, now I have to think of what I'll make with them. :)

Linda, I liked the combination of flavors, too, they work together really well!

Sher, thank you, dear! I like that title. :)

Lynn, they are great together, aren't they?

Pea, have as many as you want, my dear friend. :)

Emiline, you are so sweet! Thank you - that means the world to me.
The idea of adding pecans is fabulous, gotta give that a try sometime!

Deb, you are far too kind, sweetie! But I appreciate it. :)

Bri, I think any chocolate is good in cookies. :)

Holler, thank you!

Sarah, dark chocolate is my favorite for baking, too, but sometimes white chocolate plays up well with some flavors, right?

MrsPresley, I'm glad you like them - your recipe is wonderful!

Bellini, they were gone pretty fast. :)

Kevin, you definitely should.

Mark, I do like scones, but I like cookies more. :)

Ovenhaven, maybe I'll use the ones I have left to make granola. :)
OH, and I'm a sucker for polka dots. :)

Dayna, that's why I packaged them and sent them away - too dangerous to have them around the house. :)

Mary-Laure, thank you for stopping by!

Michelle, first time I tried it and I really like it.

Veron, oatmeal to the rescue. :)

Hi, Ashley! Maybe you'll change your mind with these. ;)

Valentina, thank you, sweetie! They were gone in no time, you are right. :)

Sarah, it was! :)

Hi, sweetie! New name for the blog now, right? :)

Gigi, tks for visiting - I'm glad you like these!

Karin, I can find the juice here, too - made in USA. But the fruit I can't.

Hannah, thank you!

Elle, good for large families.

Cakebrain, really? Lucky you! :)

Terry, you see? I had to justify the cookies somehow. :)

Toni, they are the best, I agree!

KJ, they were a nice surprise to me.

Joey, thank you, dear! I appreciate that.

Thistlemoon said...

Dried cranberries are the new raisin! I just love them in cookies and with chocolate! Great combo!

JB said...

Patricia - I'm so glad that you got to make something yummy with them. As soon as Lent is over I will have to make some for CB for dessert.


Jaime said...

hi patricia! you've been tagged! :)

Rita Sella said...

pat, I've known dried cranberry as craisin. I like the tartness of it. Your cookies look fabulous. ^_^

Elle said...

Patricia, I've tagged you for your choice of two memes...check out my blog...hope you'll play.

Anonymous said...

is it hard to find cranberries there? i've always loved dried cranberries more than raisin, they're good, aren't they?

Oh for the love of food! said...

I'll take cookies over scones any day! - and these look absolutely delicious! Love the inclusion of cranberries.

Happy Valentines to you and Jaio!

Kajal@aapplemint said...

Hey Patricia ... Happy Valentines Day

These cookie are just perfect for today !

Cheryl said...

Oatmeal and cranberries. I have had them together many times for breakfast. Never thought to put them in a cookie. They look fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information on the magazine.

Your cookies look great! (I love the polka dot towel under them.)

LyB said...

I love dried cranberries! They're really good in savory dishes too, like couscous, mmmmm. But of course, with white chocolate they can't be beat!

Nora B. said...

Hello dear friend, how are you?

These cookies sound delicious. I've been meaning to get some dried cranberries since they were sold out during the Christmas season.

I hope you had a romantic day yesterday ;-)

x Nora

Patricia Scarpin said...

Jenn, now I love them too! :)

JB, my dear, they were yummy on their own and were great in these cookies. Thank you again for the gift!

MrsPresley, I'll check that out!

Rita, I like that name, it's cute!
Thank you!

Elle, I'll check it out later, tks!

Eliza, I don't think cranberries are imported by stores here - only the juice.

Carol, thank you, dear!

Kate, thank you!

Cheryl, I'm glad you like these, sweetie. Thank you.

Carla, you are welcome!
I love anything with polka dots.

LyB, I'm curious about them in savory dishes, now! :)

Nora, my dear, thank you!
Actually, we celebrate Valentine's Day in June here in Brazil.

Nic said...

I am smiling as I made some similar cookies recently! Yours looks really good too - your recipe made a ton!

Anonymous said...

How come nobody is sending me goodies by mail! :-)
The cookies look awesome... and i think i can smell them from here!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Yikes! I almost missed these. That would have been terrible. Yum! Yum! and more Yum!

Paola Westbeek said...

yum, yum! nigella has a similar recipe which i make a lot at christmas. now you have me craving cookies and it's not even 8AM here! ;)


Gone-ta-pott said...

This is one cookie that I had never baked before and I'm sure glad I found your recipe and tried it. It was yummie! Love your blog- Pam~

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