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cranberry orange oatmeal cookies.

I’m a big fan of cookies.

A fresh-from-the-oven, homemade batch of cookies is a quick go-to treat, an easy but thoughtful dessert if you have last minute company, and is far less expensive than store-bought (and so much better too!).

Often I’ll whip up some dough and keep extra on hand in the freezer in case we have friends drop by OR it’s 10 o’clock at night and I just want a bite bowl of cookie dough.  It’s great for that too.  Nevermind what they say about raw egg…

Have you ever seen those orange-flavored cranberries at the store?  Well do yourself a favor next time and pick yourself up a pack…you’ll be in for a treat when you toss them in this classic cookie recipe, with a twist.

Mix up your wet ingredients – butter, oil, sugar – brown and white or turbinado for some crunch.

Toss in egg and vanilla – homemade if you have some.


Add your dry ingredients including flour (I used whole wheat), baking powder and soda, and salt.

I like to use an ice cream scoop for well rounded and consistent cookies.

XOXO from Your Frugal Baker,

Kelly

Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies

(makes 3 dozen cookies)

What You’ll Need:

1 stick butter, at room temperature

1/3 cup canola oil

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white or turbinado sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour – whole wheat or white

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup orange flavored cranberries

3 cups old fashioned oats

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Beat butter, oil and sugars until smooth and creamy.  Add eggs and vanilla.

Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined.  Finally, add cranberries and oats by hand and mix just until incorporated.

Spoon dough onto baking sheets and cook 7-9 minutes.

TOTAL:  $5.22 or $.15 per serving.

Wondering how on earth I arrived at these costs?  Take a look at my shopping guide to show see what I pay for items, per serving, etc.

Nutrition:

130 calories per serving

5 grams of fat

20 carbs

1 gram protein

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6 Comments Post a comment
  1. These look great. I think they even count as healthy! 🙂

    November 1, 2011
    • totally. have like 5. i mean oats, whole wheat flour, fruit 🙂 really so many of the food groups are represented here…
      K

      November 1, 2011
  2. These look delicious. I just printed the recipe to try at home.

    November 1, 2011
    • oh goodie! let me know what your thoughts are, no pun intended…
      K

      November 1, 2011
  3. Sarah #

    These are delicious! They seem more healthy, especially with all of the oats. I used half the cranberries (1/2 cup) and added a heaping half cup of chocolate chips for a little added sweetness. I shouldn’t have, but I love chocolate in cookies.

    November 10, 2011
    • Yum – chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies!! And yes, you should have…
      K

      November 11, 2011

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