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.
Toss in egg and vanilla – homemade if you have some.
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
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
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.
130 calories per serving
5 grams of fat
1 gram protein