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Friday, June 12, 2009

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cookies have a special place in our house, as they were one of the first recipes my husband and I made together. We love them and since he bought 4 packages of craisins months ago, I decided it was time to use one up with an old favorite. These cookies are great because they stay nice and soft, but, they do get flat (for me). Maybe next time I'll try chilling the dough to see if that helps. I always add some cinnamon and nutmeg to get them a little more depth.

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Source: Ocean Spray
Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen (I got 3 dozen)
Adaptations in italics

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 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 6-ounce package Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Sweetened 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, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in sweetened 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.

Per Serving (1 cookie): Cal 135 (6%DV), Fat Cal. 54, Pro. 2g (4%DV), Carb. 18g (6%DV), Fat 6g (9%DV), Chol. 15mg (4%DV), Sod. 138mg (5%DV), Vit. A 47RE (4%DV), Vit. C 0mg (0%DV), Vit. E 1mg (2%DV), Calcium 16mg (1%DV), Iron 1mg (3%DV), Folate 5Ug (1%DV), Zinc <1mg (1%DV), Pot. 54mg (1%DV), Dietary Exchange: Other Carbohydrate 1, Fat 1.5


Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

what a fabulous combination of tastes!

Anonymous said...

I found if you just increase the flour a little (like try 1/4 cup to start) they will not be flat.