Cranberry Orange Walnut Oatmeal Cookies


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Everyone I have served these to has loved them so here is the recipe. Make sure to plump the cranberries. As oatmeal cookies go, these should turn out a little fluffy. These are great for breakfast or a snack. The ginger and cinnamon will warm you up a bit too. Enjoy!

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  • 3 lg. eggs (4 regular eggs)
  • 3 sticks butter, unsalted, softened
  • 3/4 C. packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 C. sugar
  • 1 Tbs. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ginger powder or 1 tsp. fresh ginger
  • 1 rounded tsp. salt
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 fully peeled chopped orange (use the zested one, just pare away the white pith first)
  • Juice of 1 orange + 1/2 C. water or cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 C. dried cranberries, plumped in hot water or cranberry juice for 20 minutes
  • 2 Tbs. + 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 C. flour
  • 1 C. whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 C. quick oats
  • 1 1/2 C. chopped toasted Walnuts or Pecans

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Cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs 1 at a time and blend for about 1 minute each. Add salt, spices, orange zest and blend together. Sift together flours and baking powder. Add about 1/2 cup at a time, blend well, then add bit of the orange juice and water, blend well after each addition until all flour and orange juice is combined. Stir in the oats a little at a time. The dough will be heavy. Drain away most of the water or juice from cranberries and reserve. Stir in with chopped orange, cranberries and walnuts. If dough is too dry, add 1 Tbs. water until a bit more loose but still quite thick.

Use a teaspoon to place big teaspoon scoops onto greased cookie sheets, 3 across in a row (they spread a bit). Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until peaks of cookies are nicely brown. They should be a little soft in the middle. If you want more crunch, bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes. Let them cool 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheet or they will break up. 

Reviews (1)

  • I made the cookies for the first time today and 4 people asked me for the recipe...they were yummy the only thing was that the were so soft that they crumbled really easy. I highly recomend this recipe

    Flag as inappropriate kimh3766  |  February 25, 2010

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