Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

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Happy December 1st! It is officially the Christmas season and that means this blog is going to be full of lots of holiday content and bonus posts from now until Christmas. Technically I kicked off the schedule a little early by coming out with 4 posts this week, and that will be continuing until Christmas. So in addition to my regularly schedules 2 recipes per week you will also see gift guides and edible gift posts on Wednesdays and a brand new Christmas cookie series on Saturdays. Yes that’s right weekend posts!

So every Saturday until Christmas you will see a new Christmas cookie recipe hit the blog! I am so excited about this cookie series as you have already been told I love cookies they are my favourite dessert, so this post is near and dear to my heart. Also Christmas cookies and Christmas baking in general brings me so much nostalgia and happiness. My mom has never been a big Christmas baker, but both my Grandma’s were. So baking at Christmas makes me think of making minced meat tarts with my mom’s mom and sitting at the kitchen table scarfing down cherry shortbread with my Dad’s mom.

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Today’s recipe is one I have made many variations of over the years. These are a thick and chewy oatmeal cookie jammed packed with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. I would love to say that this batch of cookies is still in my freezer waiting to be pulled out for Christmas, but these are long gone and are probably the most beloved Christmas cookie that I make. This weekend I’ll be making a double batch and immediately putting them into the freezer…. hopefully this batch makes it until Christmas (finger crossed!).

I love this recipe because it’s so easy… I love a drop cookie. They are my preferred type of cookie because I simple am busy (and LAZY!). I’d much rather scoop and bake then roll out dough and cut out shapes. So many Christmas cookies are cut outs and it’s nice to have a few Christmas cookies that are quick and easy! Also the flavours of cranberry and white chocolate scream Christmas to me. I think these are a great cookie to include on your cookie tray!

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Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Yields: 36 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup White Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips

Directions:

Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together, set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer cream butter on high until pale yellow and fluffy. Add sugars and cream on medium speed to combine. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Add the flour mixture and the oats to the bowl mix on low until just combined.

Add cranberries and white chocolate mixing on low speed. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chip in the fridge for  3 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. The centres will look slightly under baked (that’s what makes then chewy!). Allow to cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

 

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