Friday, October 10, 2008

The Dish: Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Boredom has set in at our house. My kids need some new stimulation. So we made some fun cookies. They can almost do everything themselves now, which is sooo nice. I'm trying to save money and use up some things I have in the cupboard, this recipe fit the bill.
It's out of Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook. I had to tweak it a bit, I'll give you my version.

1 c all purpose flour
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, baking soda, salt
2 stick salted butter
1 c packed brown sugar
1/2 c maple syrup
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups instant steel cut oats
1 c cranberries
1/2 chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350. In medium bowl add, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
The bowl of the electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed to light and fluffy. About 4 minutes. Add the maple syrup until combined, then the egg and vanilla. Beat until well combined. The add flour mixture in two batches, follow with the oats, cranberry's and walnuts.
Using a ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheet about 2" apart. Bake for 20 minutes.

That's it! So easy, the kids even dropped the cookies the tray. Enjoy

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