How do you dress up an oatmeal cookie for National Cookie Day? That’s right, you make Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.
My Mom worked full time almost all of my school years except for the first year we moved back to the US from Europe. One of my fondest memories of that year was coming home from school at lunchtime where my Mom had a hot lunch and homemade cookies or brownies. There’s nothing more comforting than a warm oatmeal cookie and an ice cold glass of milk.
I decided to make these cookies, first because oatmeal cookies are Vince’s (hubby) favorite type of cookie; and secondly because I want to dress them up for National Cookie Day and the holidays. Behold – Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. When Vince took the first bite his eyes opened wide and he said – do I taste orange? That’s exactly what he tasted – the tart-sweet flavor of the orange zest and juice I added. And just for a little for fun, I added white chocolate chips.
Leave me a comment and let me know if you try this recipe.
If you want more sweet treats, try these:
Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
How do you dress up an ordinary oatmeal cookie for National Cookie Day? That’s right, you make Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 13 minutes
- Total Time: 23 minutes
- Yield: 2 dozen cookies
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 granulated sugar
- 2 1/2 sticks butter – softened
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups uncooked oats (I used quick cooking)
- 3/4 bag fresh cranberries
- Zest from 1 orange
- 3 TBS fresh orange juice
- 3/4 bag white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°
- In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, beat together butter, egg, sugars, and vanilla.
- Add orange zest and juice.
- Add flour and baking soda.
- Mix well.
- Stir in cranberries and chocolate chips.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop individual cookies on to baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-13 minutes.