Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cranberry-Orange Oatmeal Cookies

I made these cookies for a Nestie cookie swap that I attended in November and they were delicious!

Recipe is courtesy of Kristen Ferguson and was on's website.

1 1/2 cups white flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
2 eggs, room temparature
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
zest of one orange
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups toasted pecans, coarsely chopped- I omitted this as I'm not a fan of nuts in cookies

1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, spices, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and dark-brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs. Then add maple syrup, vanilla, and orange zest.

3. Add flour mixture into butter mixture. When almost incorporated, stir in the oats, cranberries, and pecans.

4. Place tablespoon-size dollops on a buttered baking sheet; bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack. I baked my cookies on a cookie sheet with parchment paper coated with cooking spray.

Yankee Doodle

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