Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Cookies for a Cause! Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Our company is riding for Juvenille Diabetes in September and is looking for support. To help the cause, we hosted a bake sale at work to raise money for our team. Help our cause by DONATING NOW.
For this occasion, I thought it was really important for me to create amazing cookies that people would just snatch up and that would also have some healthier, more substantial elements for those who would normally shy away from the regular cookie.
So, I made these Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies. They were just sweet enough for those that like them that way, but didn't scare the health addicts away. They were a hit and sold out in record time!
For those of you that were not around to buy these Cookies for a Cause, your support is always appreciated. Please click HERE to donate as every dollar counts and even just a small amount can change lives.
Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 2 1/2 dozen large cookies
3/4 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperature
3/4 cup White Sugar
3/4 cup Packed Brown Sugar
2 Large Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Salt
2 3/4 cup Quick Cooking Rolled Oats
1 cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat.
Cream together butter and sugars in a large bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix into butter mixture. Stir in oats, cranberries and chocolate chips. Form balls about 2 inches wide and place on baking sheet. Flatten slightly with palm of your hand. Bake for about 12 minutes until golden brown. Cook on a wire rack.
(I was also thinking that these would be really good with the addition of some chopped orange zest....)