Day 2: Triple Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

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05.12.10

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Day 2 of my 12 days of cookies: Triple Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. Yeeeeesh. How long can a cookie’s name get? That’s okay, because these cookies will leave you speechless anyways.
These cookies were a hit! Best eaten the day of. The mixture of the three chocolates fuse together with the dried cranberries. It may seem like a lot of mix-ins, but it really doesn’t take away from the cookie dough itself. I haven’t made oatmeal cookies in so long that I almost forgot how good they were. Thanks for the reminder, Epicurious! These cookies get that beautiful golden trim around the outside, with a hearty and chewy inside. Under bake them a bit for a chewier bite (like I do)!
I really love this time of the year. The internet explodes with plenty of desserts and food porn. It seems as if December is when bloggers try to bake as many sweets as possible, leaving me drooling all over my computer screen. It’s also my favorite time of the year because I get to watch Love Actually everyday and not seem like a crazy person. Although, I’m pretty sure my DB hid it somewhere from me to stop me from playing it so much. What can I say… It’s the perfect Christmas movie! I adore everything about it. What are your favorite holiday movies?
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  1. Whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter and both sugars in large bowl until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. Add flour mixture and oats and stir until blended. Stir in all chocolate chips and cranberries.
  4. Flatten cookie dough into a one inch thick rectangle. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until firm, at least two hours, or overnight.
  5. Preheat to 350°F.
  6. Just before baking, cut dough into one inch squares and place on baking sheet at least two inches apart.
  7. Bake cookies until edges are light brown, about 12 minutes. Cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool completely.

10 comments :

  • Anonymous

    These look so yummy. These will be one of my 12 days of baking. I hope mine look half as good as yours-My cookies never flatten beautifully like yours. Merry Christmas Kim.

    Tiffany

  • nicole

    these look so good. I always have oatmeal at home and I just picked up white chocolate chips last night. Perfect timing.

  • Krystal

    Long time reader of your blog and this is my first time to comment! :) I love your blog!

    White chocolate cranberry cookies are such a big hit with my boyfriend. He loves them! This variation would be great to try!

    I love Love Actually! It’s one of my favorite holiday movies next to Elf. hehe. Will Farrell is so cute/funny in that movie! It seems like you have great taste in movies (I love 500 Days of Summer too! I’ve watched it so many times, it’s great!)

    Happy Holidays!

  • Georgia

    Thanks for the recipe! But I’ll leave it for after Christmas. I have to stop eating sweets or I won’t be able to wear anything by then…

    I love FAMILY STONE! Such a great film for Christmas… I watch every year since it was released.

    Happy Holidays!

    Jo.

  • Fashion Meets Food

    This cookie looks like pure bliss. I am definitely saving this recipe. I am your newest follower.

    xo

  • Coco

    So glad to hear someone else compulsively watches this! I’m having a Love Actually and Cheesecake date tonight with my sis!

  • hannah @ bake five!

    i absolutely heart love actually too! It’s wayy better than valentine’s day in my opinion.

  • Natalie

    yum! I just posted similar cookies but minus the choc and plus pumpkin! loved them!!

  • Catherine Caughell

    I found these last year during your 12 Days of Baking. I tried them and instantly fell in love! They’re like a warm hug for my stomach. :D I even managed to teach them to a friend… and she’s never baked a cookie in her life!

    Thanks so much for passing along this little gem. It’s definitely become a Christmas staple at my house.

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