Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies!

We fixed these for our after Thanksgiving Party that we celebrated. We made an assortment of cookies and these were a real hit!

We found this recipe in the Taste of Homes and simply adapted it to be healthier. Now keep in mind, cookies would probably not fall under a health food but doing a few changes does make it on the healthier side. :) They were a real hit with our family.

3/4 cups butter softened
1 1/4 cup brown sugar (can substitute with 1 cup Xagave)
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup soft pastry flour
1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup white chocolate chips (our addition!)
3 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
1 cup chopped peeled tart apples
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1. Cream butter and brown sugar in your Bosch bowl with cookie paddles on speed 1. Add beaten eggs, milk and vanilla. Combine flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and nutmeg, gradually to creamed mixture. Stir in oats,cranberries, apple and walnuts.

2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

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