Comfort cookies…again! These cookies border on healthy – not what usually comes out of my oven. I was in the mood for oatmeal cookies but was craving chocolate and cranberries. Don’t ask me why, because I haven’t an answer. After mulling this over for a few hours I decided to throw them all together and this is what I came up with. These chunky cookies provide an earthy quality, just a hint of sweetness, bursting with cranberry tartness and of course melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chips.
Another food I’m craving is sweet potatoes. I will be baking a sweet potato pie with marshmallow cream meringue one day this week. I don’t know why I’m craving sweet potatoes except what’s not to crave? Sweet, full of fiber and oh so good for you. I will be making regular trips to the gym this week as just thinking about this luscious pie is making my jeans feel tight. Yes, I suppose I could just bake a sweet potato and it would be so much healthier but I want PIE! Stay tuned.
Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
2/3 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 oz. package dried cranberries (Craisins)
2/3 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375*
In a medium bowl cream butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and mix well. Add oats, flour, salt and baking soda in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in cranberries and chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.