12.08.2014

Its Cookie Time!

Usually I do a week long posts of Christmas cookies, 1 Christmas cookie for each day. Have you seen the price of butter lately? Ouch! So I am scaling back a bit and providing alternatives for food treats like spiced walnuts with cranberries (I'll be posting the recipe later this week) and chocolate truffles 4 to a box! A good Christmas cookie includes ingredients like chocolate, cranberries, orange, molasses and ginger. These cookies I am sharing with you today don't have all of those ingredients, just a few like chocolate, orange and cranberry. Doesn't that sound like a tasty combo?

Well they are, trust me I made them twice already. I packed some cookies for Sean when he left for a trip last week and then the next day, I was craving them so I made them again for myself :-) 
To make these delicious cookies, you need 1 cup softened butter, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 3 cups rolled oats, 1 cup dried cranberries, 1 cup chocolate chips, zest from 1 orange.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease two cookie sheets.
In your mixing bowl, cream the butter. 

Add in both sugars. 

Then add in the egg and mix the ingredients. 

Add the vanilla extract and orange zest. 


 Now is time to add the dry ingredients. Add in the flour and baking soda then mix. Finally, add in the rolled oats, cranberries and chocolate. Mix the cookie dough thoroughly. 

Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the cookie sheet, leaving about 2 inches between cookies because they will spread out a bit during baking. 


Bake cookies 10 minutes and not a minute longer! Remove cookies from the oven, let cool on a cooling rack then eat and enjoy!


16 comments:

Jillian said...

yummm these sound SO good! im going to make some christmas cookie this weekend but im saving sugar cookies for when my mom is in town :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

BLovedBoston said...

Could these be any more delicious sounding!!

aclame said...

thank you for the recipe, today i wanted to make cookies:) nice blog:)

http://alexandraclame.blogspot.com/

Tiara Wasner said...

Yum! They sound and look amazing!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Oh my gosh, yum! These sound so good. We're doing our Christmas baking this weekend and I may need to add these to the list!

Jess at Just Rainbows and Butterflies said...

Yum, yum, yum! These look delicious and I can't wait to see your other recipes too!

picklesandchapstick said...

It's only 11am and already you're making me hungry!! I'm having a cookie party with girlfriends coming up and I think I may put these on the list to make! Oh, and I agree with you on the price of butter. I think I hear my debit card sob a bit whenever a grocery store run involves butter.

xo
Rachel

MakeMeUpMia said...

YUM! My kind of cookies :)

Ashley @ ladyacray.blogspot.com said...

I saw this IG post this morning and it definitely made my stomach grumble - they look DELISH!

Shelby / Recent Somethings said...

I love cookies with fruit in them and zest can only improve the taste! Great recipe!

Meg Taylor said...

Holy moly, girl, these look AMAZING!! You are so right about all of the right ingredients for Christmas cookies, and UNFORTUNATELY you are also right about the price of butter. I've been buying it in bulk at Costco, so I've been trying to at least save a little. Thanks for stopping by my blog today, looking forward to following yours!

Kayla MKOY said...

These look SO TASTY!!!

awhite said...

Ooooh, these look and sound so good! :)
Hope you're well, babe!

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Yum! Now I want to bake cookies!

Mree said...

Yum, now I want a cookie!

brittany said...

those look aaamaaazing!!