This past Saturday, I had a party at my house (more on that in a few days on the review blog — keep an eye out there for all sorts of great stuff). And having a party means lots of cooking, of course.
I wanted to do some fun things that were easy to make and tasted good but were also sort of healthy. And I wanted to do some playing around with recipes I hadn’t used much before. Needless to say, I have a few recipes to share with you over the next few weeks — and many of them are perfect for holiday entertaining!
First up was the party favorite (other than the apple crisp, but I’ve already shared that recipe!), my cranberry oatmeal spice cookies. That sounds weird, doesn’t it? They actually taste great though, and I think I need to come up with a fancier name. Ten points to whoever comes up with my favorite name for these.
Cranberry Oatmeal Spice Cookies
1 c butter, unsalted
3/4 c brown sugar
3/4 c sugar
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/8-1/4 t allspice
3 c rolled oats
2 c dried cranberries (or so — I don’t measure these things!)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Cream the softened butter and both sugars until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well before and after each addition, then add the vanilla. Add the salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice and mix well. Add the flour, stirring by hand until mostly mixed, then adding the oats and cranberries. Mix by hand until just combined.
Drop onto a cookie sheet with sil pat or parchment paper. Bake ten to twelve minutes or until lightly brown. Then be sure you hide them from your husband and kids, or there will soon be none left!