Sunday, August 7, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

A nice twist on a classic oatmeal cookie, this combines mini chocolate chips with tangy dried cranberries for a sweet and chewy cookie. This flavor punch is bold, comforting, and really unique.

1 C. margarine, softened ($.25)
1/2 C. sugar ($.10)
3/4 C. brown sugar ($.15)
2 eggs ($.15)
1 tsp. butter extract ($.15)
1 tsp. baking powder ($.05)
1/2 tsp. baking soda ($.05)
1 tsp. cinnamon ($.05)
1 1/2 C. all purpose flour ($.10)
2 C. oats ($.35)
1/2 C. mini chocolate chips ($.35)
1/2 C. dried cranberries, roughly chopped ($.40)

Heat oven to 375.

In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine and sugars, the gradually beat in eggs, extract. Whisk baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon into the flour. Gradually beat flour mixture into the sugar mixture. Stir in oats, then mini chocolate chips and dried cranberries.

Drop dough by rounded teaspooonful onto ungreased cookie sheet - spacing cookies approximately 2" apart (cookies will spread).

Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
Remove from oven and cool.

Yields = 4 dozen
Cost: $2.15
Cost per cookie: $.05


  1. Wow - never thought of putting those flavors together. Great idea.

  2. Thanks - I love this grownup twist on an oatmeal cookie.

  3. I've never made a cookie with chocolate and cranberries - how does that combo taste?