Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies are loaded with dried cranberries, chopped walnuts and white chocolate chips. They're soft, chewy and perfect for fall!
So the other day, I stopped at the market after I picked the kids up from school. I should know better than to shop at that hour, because just about everything looks good. And somehow, a box of cranberry oatmeal walnut cookies found its way into the shopping cart.
Usually, I'm only tempted by chocolate chip cookies, but the mix of cranberries, white chocolate and walnuts sounded pretty good and very fall-like to me. And these cookies did not disappoint!
So when I found a recipe for oatmeal cranberry cookies on a package of Craisins, which that I bought to use in chicken salad, I knew I had to make them -- STAT! By the way, I'll have the chicken salad recipe later this week.
The store bought cookies were thinner, but these cookies ended up being thick and chewy, which is perfectly fine. Actually, I think the homemade cookies turned out better!
This recipe is slightly different from the one I found on the package. I added vanilla, chopped walnuts and cinnamon -- gotta have cinnamon, you know! I also mixed everything up in one large bowl even though the original recipe called for using two -- anything to have one less dish to wash.
And since the cookies turned out fine, I would have to say that my changes worked! Actually, these cookies are more than fine -- they're awesome!
How To Make Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies
Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies
- ⅔ cup butter softened
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups oats
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ⅔ cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, vanilla extract and brown sugar together until fluffy
- Beat in eggs
- Add oats, and mix well
- Stir in the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon
- Add the walnuts, cranberries and white chocolate chips, and mix until combined
- Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a non-greased cookie sheets
- Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or lightly brown
I made these oatmeal cranberry walnut cookies in the afternoon, and they were still nice and warm when the kids came home from school. Have them with a tall glass of milk, and you've got a tasty after school snack.
The cookies were also perfect when we had them for dessert, and I just may have to sneak one for breakfast. They contain fruit, nuts and oats, so that's acceptable, right?