Saturday, September 10, 2011

Oatmeal White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

I was looking for a way to make a new twist on my favorite classic cookie - oatmeal raisin. I've stocked up on all kinds of chocolate chips from deals I found last winter and was looking for something new to make for a family potluck and my oatmeal cookies are always a huge hit. This funky twist on oatmeal chocolate chip cookies was fun, the sweetness of the white chocolate perfectly balances the tart pop of the cranberries - fun, yummy, and full of flavor. This cookie packs a flavor punch!

1 C. margarine, softened ($.25)
1/4 C. sugar ($.05)
1 C. brown sugar ($.20)
2 eggs ($.15)
1 tsp. vanilla extract ($.05)
1/2 tsp. butter extract ($.10)
1 tsp. baking powder ($.05)
1/2 tsp. baking soda ($.05)
1/4 tsp. nutmeg ($.05)
1 1/2 C. all purpose flour ($.10)
2 C. oats ($.35)
1/2 C. white chocolate chips, roughly chopped ($.35)
1/2 C. dried cranberries (any flavor), roughly chopped ($.40)

Heat oven to 375.

In a large mixing bowl, beat margarine and sugars, the gradually beat in eggs and extracts. Whisk baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg into the flour. Gradually beat flour mixture into the sugar mixture. Stir in oats, then white 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 comment:

  1. Nice twist on a classic cookie.