Do you still have cranberry cravings? These Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies will be sure to satisfy them. These pretty, ruby speckled oatmeal cookies are not only delicious, but make a wonderful addition to you holiday table. Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies also make a wonderful hostess gift. Tie them up with a ribbon or gift them in a pretty box, they are sure to be enjoyed!
Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
1 ½ cups of butter
1 ¾ cups brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 ½ Tbsp. honey
2 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. salt
2 cups flour
18 ounces old-fashioned oats
12 ounces fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
½ cup raisins
Finely chopped zest of 1 orange
1 ¼ cups coarsely chopped walnuts
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Add the eggs, honey, vanilla and salt and beat until smooth and creamy. Using a large wooden spoon or your hands, work in the flour and oats until well combined. Add the cranberries, raisins, orange zest and walnuts; mix until every thing is combined.
I used my Kitchen Aid mixer which did the job of mixing everything up really well.
With your hands, form the dough into patties that are ½ inch thick and 2 ½ inches in diameter. Bake the cookies until lightly browned but still a little soft at the center, 15-20 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 25-30 cookies.
These cookies are almost more like a soft granola bar and are not overly sweet. I’m trying to convince myself that they would be a wonderful addition to my breakfast. I did have to put some in the freezer or they would have been gone in a few days!
These cookies freeze well so you can make them ahead of the holidays.