Oatmeal cookies are in my opinion, the most underrated cookie. They've always been one of my favorites and I feel like you can add so many different things to them that pair so well with the oats. The classic raisins are always a delicious go to, and I am also a huge fan of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies too. These oatmeal cookies are a little different than the classic oatmeal raisin, but still have similar flavors as that classic duo.
Honestly, I think raisins have a run for their money with this combo. The dried cranberries in these cookies are the perfect mix-in to sweeten up those oats. Not to mention that honey addition in there- another sweet flavor to compliment the oats. This recipe is a must for oatmeal cookie-lovers.
Of course when making oatmeal cookies the classic oats are key. Although, I have to say when having oatmeal cookies I do not like an over abundance of oats, where there's so many that the cookie itself seems lost. These cookies have the perfect oat to cookie ratio, with enough to make them a true oatmeal cookie but not too much where the other flavors are overshadowed!
Dried cranberries are one of those snacks that I always forget how good they are until I have them again and can't stop munching on them. For these cookies I recommend chopping up your dried cranberries so the dried fruit pieces are nicely proportional to the smaller size of your cookies. This way, you get more tiny dried cranberry pieces in each bite.
Tablespoon size rounds are key to achieving the small, round size and shape for each of your cookies. Bake for just 10-12 minutes, until edges begin to brown and the cookies have a golden glow. This way, they will be super soft and chewy on the inside with the oats, but still have that crisp on the outer edges.
YUM. These cookies are so good and are a healthier option when you're craving something sweet for a mid-day snack or an after dinner dessert treat. Pour yourself a glass of milk or if you're not into milk, some tea perhaps! Enjoy!
Soft and chewy, still warm from the oven, these oatmeal dried cranberry cookies are the not too sweet, healthier cookie that will still satisfy your dessert craving.
Servings: 48 cookies
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat butter, sugars, and vanilla extract. Add eggs and beat to combine.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and then add to butter mixture.
4. Add and fold in honey and oats.
5. Place tablespoon sized rounds, approximately 16, on an ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
6. After baking, move to a wire rack and let cool.
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