About this Recipe
This cookie recipe from Audrey's kitchen. These cookies are really nice to put into lunch boxes, or to have for that after school snack. They are satisfying and a good substitute for something like a granola bar. It makes a large batch of 4 dozen so there is lots to go around if you are baking for a large number of people. The texture is moist and chewy. These cookies are very easy to make. Adding brown sugar along with the granulated sugar, adds extra flavor and helps to keep the cookie moist.
1. Be sure the butter is at room temperature for easy beating and use room temperature eggs for better success.
2. Bake the cookies in batches rather than stacking baking pans on different levels. They will bake more evenly if you do not crowd the oven.
3. Cookies freeze very well and stay very fresh when frozen. We suggest freezing a good portion of the cookies and serve them directly from the freezer. Cookies only take a few moment to thaw out.
Makes 4 dozen
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup butter,at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup chocolate chips 70% cacao
2 1/2 cups small rolled oat flakes
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Boil some water and pour over the 1/2 cup cranberries to soften them while you proceed with the cookie. Let sit about 10 minutes then drain off the water, do not squeeze. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
4. In a large mixing bowl beat together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well combined.
5. Beat in the eggs. Stir in the softened cranberries.
6. In another bowl, stir together the oat flakes, flour, baking soda and baking powder.
7. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, beating in a little at a time until everything is well combined.
8. Spoon the cookies onto the cookie sheet leaving an inch between the cookies. Place into the preheated oven and bake 13-15 minutes until done.
9. Remove the cookies from the oven and let sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes to set a little, then transfer to a cooling rack.
10. Repeat until all the cookies are baked. The recipe makes 4 dozen so you will need to do in batches.
Making your own cookies has some benefits especially because you can control the type of ingredients you use in the recipe. There are so many wonderful cookie recipes and the great thing about cookies it they don't take very long to make and they are fun to do with the kids helping out.
For these cookies you could substitute raisins or dates for the cranberries. You could also substitute nuts or sunflower seeds. Use cacao chips 70% or higher to get the benefits of the dark chocolate in your diet.